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1807 S. Eisenhower
Wichita, KS 67209 US
Processor bumps it up from three-layers to boost quality, flexibility and enter new markets.
Firms adds more capacity to produce higher-tech films.
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.
New machine and novel approaches in blown/cast film, sheet, and wood composites touted.
Materials formulation, cast and blown film extrusion, sheet extrusion, printing, and laminating come under one roof at this processor.
In a move to give its Reiloy Metall screws and barrels operation a stronger position in North America, Reifenhauser of Troisdorf, Germany, has purchased Westland Corp., Wichita, Kans.
This year, leading film processor and bagmaker Hilex company reprocessed 25 million lb of post-consumer material in its Bag2Bag recycling program.
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.
NPE is typically a competitive display of the biggest, most dramatic equipment machine builders can muster.
Newly formed Reifenhauser Kiefel, Danvers, Mass., has developed an air ring that provides two-directional cooling, meaning that air is directed upward to the air lips and downward to an additional air exit closer to the die.
Late last month, Reifenhauser GmbH acquired the blown film extrusion equipment business of Kiefel Extrusion GmbH from Bruckner Technology Holding GmbH.
Extrusion machinery at the June NPE show in Chicago showed inventive ways to get more out of your floorspace and materials.
The upgraded Ecoformer KMV 53E in-line vacuum former from Kiefel GmbH in Germany (U.S. office in Hampton, N.H.), has considerably higher forming pressure and slightly larger forming area than its predecessor, model KMV 50.
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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE This month, blown film extrusion equipment supplier Kiefel Inc. has moved from Wrentham, Mass., to join sister company Kiefel Technologies Inc. in Hampton, N.H.
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.
A new high-efficiency mixing (HEM) section for single screws was developed to boost outputs of polyolefins with smooth or grooved feed sections.
Dramatic production demonstrations of cast and blown film set throughput records on the show floor in Dusseldorf.
It’s all about higher speeds and higher outputs at this year’s “K” show in Germany.