Brampton Engineering Inc. has sold a five-layer blown film line to Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd. of Vaughan, Ontario.
Brampton Engineering disclosed the sale, and two others, at K 2007 in Dusseldorf. The line will be installed in June, said Haremar Vice President Mark Lichtblau. He did not reveal the cost.
Haremar will expand into barrier packaging with the new line, Lichtblau said in a telephone interview from his firm's head office in Brampton, Ontario. Food packaging will be a main target for barrier films containing layers such as nylon and ethylene vinyl alcohol. With five-layer capability, Haremar also can optimize its production of shrink film, he added.
Since 1965, Haremar has been making mono- and three-layer polyethylene films for bakery overwrap, courier bags and can liners. The firm is closely held by the Lichtblau family.
The new line will include Brampton Engineering's SCD die and I-Flex heated lip for gauge control, the Eliminator air ring, antiblock internal bubble control, Italycs-4 control system and two single-turret winders with automatic roll-handling systems.
``With the SCD die, we will be able to maximize the properties of the various types of resins we use, while isolating each layer,'' Lichtblau said in a news release.
Brampton Engineering also announced at K 2007 that it sold its ninth AquaFrost line to an undisclosed customer. The technology features a downward-blown, water-quenched process that cuts down on floor space and scrap while improving clarity and softness, the firm said. First debuted at K 2001, AquaFrost lines now are running in Europe, South Africa, the Americas, China and the Middle East.
Brampton Engineering said it also sold an 11-layer blown film line, a first for the market, to an ``experienced processor'' with a global reputation. The line will allow more flexibility to exploit the properties of each film layer. The sale builds on Brampton Engineering's experience in nine- and 10-layer lines. So far, it has installed 15 nine-layer and two 10-layer lines around the world.