ReifenhÃ¤user GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik, a German maker of blown and cast film machinery, adopted a new corporate structure July 1, when the activities of all film equipment divisions were pooled into the newly established ReifenhÃ¤user Extrusion GmbH & Co. KG.
ReifenhÃ¤user Extrusion now includes the blown film, thermoformed sheet, chill roll/laminating and component product areas, plus customer service and central production.
Klaus and Ulrich ReifenhÃ¤user, who head ReifenhÃ¤user Maschinenfabrik, will lead the complete group of companies, which includes ReifenhÃ¤user Extrusion, ReifenhÃ¤user Reicofil, Reiloy, Reimotec, Polyrema and ReifenhÃ¤user Machinery China.
In other news, ReifenhÃ¤user:
* Presented a cast film line at an open house in Troisdorf, Germany, that can process film in one to seven layers. Four of the seven extruders are from the direct-drive REItorque series, with a smaller footprint and lower energy consumption than conventional extruders. Other features include an intelligent heating-up program and special screws that boost throughput while maintaining homogeneity.
* Showed a three-layer Filmtec 3-1700-IBC blown film line, with output 25-30 percent higher than other film lines. The REItorque extruder is outfitted with a newly developed low-temperature screw.
The firm's U.S. unit, Reifenhauser Inc., is in Ipswich, Mass.
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