Sigma Plastics Group has added a hygienic film line to its recent equipment buying spree.
The plastics film giant announced the purchase of a Davis-Standard LLC 2.5-meter cast film production line at NPE2018. The Pompano Beach Fla., company also bought two five-layer blown stretch film lines from Davis-Standard for agricultural applications.
The hygienic film line is the second such system bought by Sigma in the past three years. It is designed to extrude A/B/A structures and features in-line printing capability. The five-layer stretch film lines include Davis-Standard's Optiflow LP dies and vertical oscillating haul-off system.
"This purchase confirms our confidence in Davis-Standard's film technology as we continue to augment capabilities for our extensive line of custom films, stretch films and institutional products," noted Sigma Chairman Alfred Teo in a May 30 news release.
Sigma expects to install the new lines this year. Sigma operates more than 350 Davis-Standard lines at 42 manufacturing operations in the United States and Canada. The film lines, accumulated over 40 years of doing business with the Pawtucket, Conn., equipment major, can process more than 2 billion pounds of film annually for industrial, food, medical, retail and converter markets.
The announcement came on the heels of two other equipment purchase announcements made by Sigma during NPE. The company ordered four coextrusion blown film lines from Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG. About the same time, Sigma began accepting delivery of four new high-output recycling lines from Next Generation Recycling Machines.
In addition to the NPE equipment announcements, Sigma also recently revealed that it bought BJK Flexible Packaging of Louisville, Ky.
Davis-Standard offers 10 product lines that meet the demands of a wide array of industries. It employs more than 1,150 worldwide and runs manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.