Troisdorf, Germany-based Reifen¼hÃ¤user GmbH & Co. claims it has made and sold the largest blown film line for agricultural films, a major market for the firm.
ReifenhÃ¤user sold the line to Grupo Armando Ãlvarez SA of Cantabria, Spain. The three-layer line has two extruders with 150-millimeter screw diameters and one extruder with a 200mm screw. Each extruder has its own gravimetric dosing system.
The line can crank out film with a circumference of up to 61 feet, at a rate of 4,840 pounds an hour.
The line also features internal bubble cooling on its 88-inch-diameter die. The film guiding system has four ultrasonic sensing arms, a collapsible assembly and a side-gusseting unit.
ReifenhÃ¤user now has sold 10 lines in Spain to make wide agricultural film.
The company's U.S. headquarters, Reifhauser Inc., is in Ipswich, Mass.
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