RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Feb. 26, 2:15 p.m. ET) — The poly films division of Layfield Group has begun operation of a three-layer Gloucester co-extrusion line at its Richmond plant.
The new equipment adds 6 million pounds of co-extrusion capacity beyond another 10 million pounds of co-ex capacity that the Layfield Poly Films Ltd. unit added in 2005.
The line enables Layfield to increase capacity, versatility and efficiency in production of its multilayer film structures, Jared Sauder, regional sales manager, said in a statement. Products include differential slip bags, gas flush packaging, barrier films, stretch hooder films and co-extruded converter-grade sheeting.
The poly films division extrudes and converts film and packaging products and focuses on the packaging, construction and agriculture markets in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Other divisions of Richmond-based Layfield concentrate on supplying materials to the markets for industrial fabrics and geosynthetics.