AMELIA, OHIO - Under a 10-year agreement, Black Clawson Sano Inc. has acquired exclusive rights to market in North America the Covex high density polyethylene blown film machinery made by R.S. Extrusion SA of Barcelona, Spain. As part of the licensing and technology exchange agreement, R.S. Extrusion will market Black Clawson Sano blown film dies in Europe, according to Joe Altimari, executive vice president of Black Clawson Sano.
The companies will both exhibit at the upcoming K'95 show, but in separate booths.
Ramon Sebastian, president of R.S. Extrusion, said more than 400 Covex machines have been installed in Europe and Asia.
Cary Landegger, president of Black Clawson Sano, said his company will stock machines and parts in Amelia. Black Clawson Sano plans to offer Covex HDPE film machines in fixed-width ranges common to U.S. applications, plus customized configurations. The company also will equip each system with standard domestic controls and drives, plus repelletizers for feeding scrap plastic back into the process.
Bucher introduces labeling equipment
BUFFALO GROVE, ILL. - Bucher Inc. has introduced an in-mold labeling system for its Fahr-Bucher thermoplastic molding equipment that the company claims cuts labeling costs to one-fifth that of pre-cut labels.
Bucher also claims the Rollodec system makes in-mold labeling competitive with printing directly on the container. The process has been used in the United Kingdom for more than six years, where it places photographically clear images on labels on molded plastic containers for food, dairy, beverage and confection containers.
Bucher obtained the Rollodec labeling system through an agreement with Peerless Technology Ltd. of Staffordshire, England.
The system has advanced from package lids to full-package labeling, including round containers and all four sides of a square plastic container, plus its top and bottom surfaces.
Labels are fed on a continuous roll or seb to a cutting station. A robot moves the label to the mold.
Bucher of Buffalo Grove said this adds only 0.8 seconds to the cycle time.
Battenfeld making blending systems
GLOUCESTER, MASS. - Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. will begin making its own gravimetric blending systems for film and sheet extrusion at its headquarters in Gloucester.
In the past, the company has offered gravimetric blenders made by a number of outside suppliers, according to Robert Bell, manager of marketing communications.
Battenfeld Gloucester will continue to offer those outside systems, in addition to the ones made in-house, according to Bell.
The company will demonstrate the gravimetric blending equipment at the K'95 show in Dusseldorf Oct. 5-12. The system will be part of a multilayer blown film line showing technology from Battenfeld Gloucester and its affiliate in England, Battenfeld Gloenco Extrusion Systems.