A film producer in the Czech Republic, Invos spol. Sro, has commissioned nine-layer blown film line from Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario.
“We want to differentiate ourselves in the types of films we make using uncommon resins and equipment design, while at the same time remain price competitive,” Invos President Ales Koukola said. “Our customers can enjoy the best performance/price ratio.”
The line has a proprietary nine-layer die technology designed to make sophisticated film structures involving nylon, EVOH and glycol-modified PET. The extruder screws can process different materials so there is no need to change the screws when changing from commodity resins to engineering resins, according to Macro Engineering.
The line also can make unique 18-layer structures, if needed.
This is the third Macro film line that Invos has purchased from Macro Engineering, Koukola said.
In other news, Macro Engineering and its sister company, MT, have expanded their refurbishing capability at the company headquarters. Macro CEO Jim Stobie said the machinery maker has seen a “significant increase” in requests to refurbish existing equipment.
“If the equipment is worn, several things can happen: the chance for polymer degradation increases, polymer flow distribution worsens over time, and melt temperature gradient is also questionable,” Stobie said.
Macro and MT evaluate the existing die to assess any damage, strips the plating, re-machines the die surfaces if required, then polishes and re-plates. All cleaning is done manually to ensure the die is not overheated unnecessarily, to prevent metal warpage, or cracking of the plating.
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