WEB EXCLUSIVE: A faster system with greater control and improved analysis of individual layer thicknesses in coextruded films—that’s what Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Wilmington, Mass., claims for its new blown film layflat gauging system. It’s aimed at food and medical packaging, where thickness and uniformity of barrier layers are critical. Advanced software automatically distinguishes between top and bottom layflat film. The system combines the Thermo Scientific 21Plus! control platform and FSIR full-spectrum infrared sensor to control the output of each extruder. Thermo Fisher owns technologies formerly sold under the EGS brand. (800) 225-0080 • thermo.com/webgauging
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