Polymer Packaging Inc.'s new converting plant in Massillon, Ohio, will offer what is believed to be the first toll capability for machine-direction orientation (MDO) in the U.S.

Polymer Packaging Inc.'s new converting plant in Massillon, Ohio, will offer what is believed to be the first toll capability for machine-direction orientation (MDO) in the U.S. It will use an off-line orienter to produce oriented films from customers' rollstock. MDO is typically used on a dedicated basis in-line with film extrusion. Next month, the Massillon plant will install an MDO unit from Hosokawa Alpine American in Natick, Mass., configured with 13 rollers (four heating, two cooling, two stretching, and five annealing). It can orient film with up to 78 in. inlet width and up to 72 in. exit width at stretch ratios up to 10:1. Polymer Packaging (PPI) will move its current converting operation from North Canton, Ohio, to the new plant and also add its first blown film production, using three multi-layer coex lines from Alpine-two for three-layer and one for seven-layer films. PPI: (330) 649-6000/www.polymerpkg.com . Alpine: (508) 655-1123/PTDirect: 664YD

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