Mid South Extrusion Inc. has installed a new 6-inch (150-millimeter) extruder from Davis-Standard LLC and made what is being called "strategic line upgrades" to improve production.
The work was done on a Davis-Standard blown film line that has been continuously operating for 30 years, the equipment maker said.
Mid South, of Monroe, La., is a supplier of converting and process films for industrial packaging and has been a Davis-Standard customer since its formation in 1986.
"We have a strong history of infrastructure reinvestment, and are always looking to make operational improvements. Projects like this have a very short return on investment and open the door to greater opportunities," said Mike Henagan, executive vice president of operations at Mid South, in a statement.
The project took about six months to complete from the time of order while also accommodating customer scheduling, Davis-Standard said.
"The larger MAC extruder along with a new feedscrew, screen changer and control system have enabled Mid South to boost processing rates and options for different HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE films on an existing line while minimizing downtime," the Pawcatuck, Conn.-based equipment maker said in a statement.