NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 28, 2 p.m. ET) — Sigma Plastics Group has purchased its fourth Varex high-output blown film line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. for its FlexSol Corp. packaging subsidiary.
According to a July 26 news release, the 87-inch-wide, five-layer line will be installed FlexSol's
“W&H machinery performs extraordinarily well for our product lines and we intend to continue growing with W&H,” Alfred Teo Sr., chairman and CEO of Sigma, said in the release.
According to the release, the line is equipped with a stacked Multicool D air ring and
FlexSol is headquartered in
Lyndhurst, N.J.-based Sigma has installed more than 20 W&H lines at its subsidiaries in the past year. Five Varex lines have been installed at two companies:
• ISO Poly Films Inc. in Gray Court, S.C., added a seven-layer line with an 87-inch width, as well as two three-layer lines with widths of 110 and 126 inches; and one 63-inch, five-layer line.
• Clinton, Miss.-based McNeely Plastics boosted its production with a 71-inch, three-layer W&H line.
Recently, another Sigma subsidiary, Lyndhurst-based Sigma Stretch Film, bought a blown film line from Davis-Standard LLC for its plant in
In a July 28 telephone call, Teo disclosed that Sigma Stretch Film in 2009 installed two Davis-Standard film lines, one blown and one cast, at its plant in
Those pieces of machinery joined a
Sigma ranks second among North American film and sheet manufacturers in Plastics News' most recent survey, with 2010 sales of $2.5 billion. The group employs 5,000 at 36 plants.