Illinois film extruder adding second line

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: July 8, 2014 11:13 am ET
Updated: July 8, 2014 11:17 am ET

Image By: Elite Extrusion Technology Elite Extrusion is adding a second W&H blown film line to its plant in St. Charles, Ill.

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Extrusion, Film & Sheet

Polyethylene blown film producer Elite Extrusion Technology Inc. is installing its second line and targets an Aug. 1 startup.

The St. Charles, Ill., company has bought its second Windmoeller & Hoelscher Optimex 3-layer blown film line that is much like its first, a 72-inch system that can make film with up to 86 inches lay-flat width. The new line incorporates features to boost production efficiency and ensure film quality and minimize waste.

Elite director of sales and marketing Gordon J. Galloway said in a phone interview that the second line will help the private company to boost film sales in the marketplace. Currently, about half its output is bought by sister company Bema Inc., an Elmhurst, Ill., converter that uses Elite’s and other firms’ films to make flexible packaging. Bema prints, laminates, slits and makes bags and pouches using a variety of film types.

Elite President, founder and owner Glen Galloway stated in a news release that the new line supports growing demand for his company’s PE films.

“The additional capacity will also give us the flexibility to quickly test and certify engineered film solutions customized to our customers’ needs,” Glen Galloway explained.

Major end uses of Elite’s films include traditional poly bags, sealant layers, laminations, shrink bundling, peel-able applications, frozen foods and liquid packaging. Its constructions include barrier-enhanced films. The 15-employee company tests to ASTM standards in an in-house testing laboratory.


Comments

Illinois film extruder adding second line

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: July 8, 2014 11:13 am ET
Updated: July 8, 2014 11:17 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Plastics News Now: The best homemade plastic Halloween costumes

October 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

A French molder opens its first North American facility, a molder takes augmented reality for a spin and we find the best homemade plastic Halloween...    More

Image

Protective packaging predicted to grow 6.1 percent annually

October 29, 2014 3:39 pm ET

Protective packaging looks to be a high-growth market in the coming years, according to a new study by Freedonia Group Inc.    More

Image

Five-axis flexibility paying off for Sepro and its customers

October 29, 2014 1:47 pm ET

French robot maker Sepro Robotique expects to generate 78 million euros ($99 million) in 2014 sales — 17 percent more than 2013 — as...    More

Image

Schütz investing $20 million for bulk container production in Missouri

October 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

German packaging company Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA is expanding its presence in the United States through a $20 million project in Missouri slated to...    More

Image

Germany's BÖ-LA taking touch sensitive film further into the marketplace

October 28, 2014 12:27 pm ET

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY — A German producer of screen-printed decorative films for insert molding featured a new demonstration part at Fakuma 2...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events