Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating GmbH & Co KG of Troisdorf, Germany, sold five cast film lines in 2015 equipped with its new Midex-HSD winder model, for producing cast polypropylene packaging film.
In Europe, the company said, many producers prefer finished film rolls that can be directly processed after storage, without the need for rewinding and slitting. Outside of Europe, jumbo rolls are preferred.
The new design of the Midex-HSD winder can handle large reel diameters of up to 1,200 millimeters.
“The reel is no longer moved by a rotating arm or turret mechanism, but slides horizontally onto the machine frame as the diameter is growing,” said Mark Borutta of the machinery company. “The working principal of the horizontal slide winder enables considerably higher reel loads to be taken up.”
Reinfenhauser Inc., the company's U.S. operation, is based in Maize, Kan.