Please visit: Hosokawa Alpine American
5 Michigan Dr.
Natick, MA 01760 US
|Alpine's X Die|
Process Technologies for Tomorrow
Hosokawa Alpine American is one of North America's leading equipment suppliers of Blown Film systems. Supplying the entire spectrum of Blown Film Lines from basic single-layer bag lines to the most sophisticated 9 layer barrier film lines. Alpine's "X" Die Technology is the most technologically advanced die available on the market. "The common theme is Alpine provides money making machines; everything we do is intended to make our customers more efficient and profitable; versatile grooved feed extrusion, advanced Auto-Gauging Systems, ExVis One Touch Control Systems, low maintenance auxiliary equipment and superior web handling take-off and winders" says David Nunes, President. The result of the technology is high production rates, maximum up-time, minimal scrap rate, highly efficient job changes, exceptional product quality, and maximum profitability. Alpine has the most experienced and proficient technical service team in the industry led by Bob Hitchins and Jay Ragusa along with Tom O'Connor, Dana Zawada, Mike Lavelle, Steve Shade and Kevin Raynard. These industry veterans provide the most competent technical service and all are located here in the United States.
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.
Processor sees color changes in less than 10 minutes.
Materials formulation, cast and blown film extrusion, sheet extrusion, printing, and laminating come under one roof at this processor.
Hosokawa Alpine American, Natick, Mass., is offering new machine-direction orientation (MDO) technology that is said to dramatically reduce the amount of film to be edge-trimmed compared with other MDO designs.
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
The story of Cadillac Products Packaging is a 65-year-old tale that combines a steadfast commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction with a broad range of product offerings.
In blown film, equipment and material suppliers have come together to push five-layer technology into non-barrier applications previously held by three-layer films.
In most segments of extrusion technology, the word at K 2010 is more.
The four partners who started FlexTech Packaging Inc. in Cincinnati three years ago all came from high-profile jobs with big packaging companies like James River and Jefferson Smurfitt.
Peter Schulz had recently retired from Hoechst Celanese in Dallas, and Richard Nurse was a consultant, when both were called in to help shape up BPI Packaging Technologies Inc. in North Dighton, Mass.
Business might be slow in most blown film extrusion markets, but leading-edge processors are preparing for better times by tapping into a seven-layer line installed last year at Dow Chemical Co.’s Film Application Development Center (FADC) in Freeport, Tex.
This NPE show won’t have a lot of extruders on the floor, either running or static. Instead, look for videos and announcements of new technology. You will also find lots of ingenious peripheral devices to improve output and quality and save resin. Some will do all three, and cost less into the bargain.
Clear Lam Packaging Inc. is a mid-sized, family-owned packaging company with an enviable growth rate of over 20%/yr, unusual at a time when many mid-sized packaging companies are being bought out and disappearing. The secret, Clear Lam believes, has been its aggressive investment in R&D.
Dramatic production demonstrations of cast and blown film set throughput records on the show floor in Dusseldorf.
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Filler isn’t a bad word in T-shirt bags and can liners any more.
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.
NPE 2006 presented a bevy of features to make film, sheet, pipe, and profile extrusion more efficient.