Davis-Standard Corp. debuted two products at the CMM 2003 show in Chicago April 14-17.
The Flex-Master 13000 extrusion coating machine is designed for short runs of just one or two hours, making flexible packaging. Flex-Master's 65- and 75-millimeter coextrusion station uses a feed-block and a 1,500mm die with internal deckles, which provides edge bead savings. Both extruders are MAC models, with single air-cooling blowers.
The Pawcatuck, Conn., company also is touting the AutoPro, an automatic version of its WesJet air ring for blown film. The new design improves control, gauge tolerance and yield, without sacrificing throughput. High production rates are possible because AutoPro does not require heat, unlike similar profile technologies.
Separately, Davis-Standard announced that Packaging Personified Inc. of Carol Stream, Ill., purchased one of its blown film lines. The machine joins two existing Davis-Standard blown film lines that are less than 5 years old.
The new system is a turnkey installation using a 4½-inch MAC extruder with a stationary, 14-inch die.
In other news, Davis-Standard has improved its machines to make single- and multilayer cosmetic sleeves. The company cited new high-speed peripheral cutting technology and developments in sleeve-diameter capacity and die-head performance.
The improvements have led to sales in Europe and Thailand, the company said.
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