Polymer Packaging Inc. is jumping back into the extrusion business after more than a decade of absence, spending more than $10 million on equipment to start film production soon on a pair of three-layer, co-extrusion lines made by Windmöller & Hölscher, the company said.
Windmoeller && Hoelscher Corp. (Booth W6663), the Lincoln, R.I.-based unit of German parent company Windmöller && Hölscher KG, is once again showing booth visitors how its Turboclean system and 4.0 technology can improve process consistency and lower costs.
When it comes to securing loads on goods for transport, stretch wrap plays a key role in keeping the loads from shifting around in an economical and effective fashion. Load stability is a matter of safety, since shifting loads can cause serious highway accidents and cause damage to products.
Intertape Polymer Group has ordered a new cast film extrusion line about two months after it bought a controlling stake in Powerband Industries Pvt. Ltd. Of Daman, India, a leader in cast linear low density cast stretch film and biaxially oriented polypropylene tape.
The rocket launch metaphors are in solid booster mode on the stand of Windmöller && Hölscher KG Maschinenfabrik (Hall 17/A57) even though the Lengerich, Germany-based manufacturer's countdown doesn't signal a rocket about to blast off. There are no plans to build the first-ever blown film extrusion line on the moon. Instead, the impressive audiovisual show accompanies a live demonstration of W&&H's Turboclean technology.
After completing a 16,000-square-foot addition to its Kansas City, Kan., facility, Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC is continuing to invest in more equipment, buying two Windmoeller and Hoelscher 10-color flexographic presses.