Widest Coex Coating Line

It’s said to be the largest coextrusion coating line—4.5 meters wide and designed to run at 200 m/min.

It’s said to be the largest coextrusion coating line—4.5 meters wide and designed to run at 200 m/min. Before now, the widest coex coating line was 4.2 meters. Now being built by the Austrian parent of SML Extrusion Technology Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., Model BEC90,150/4500/250 has one 90-mm and one 150-mm extruder and mechanical line speed of 250 m/min. It will be delivered late this month to a customer in Korea. It will initially make tarpaulins, but it’s designed for subsequent modification for laminating or in-line backside coating with tandem extrusion. This flexibility allows it to make products like clear-coated greenhouse covers reinforced with monofilaments or tarpaulins laminated onto monofilament grids for truck covers and large tents.