9-Layer pilot system for new blown film barrier structures
PHOTO: Raven Industry’s pilot line anticipating nine-layer capacity
RAVEN Industries of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, recently selected Davis-Standard LLC to supply a nine-layer pilot system for market development of new blown film barrier structures. The system, to be installed later this year, will feature nine extruders in various sizes and a 280mm ProCone multilayer die.
The ProCone die is new technology from Davis-Standard. These dies are engineered in a stackable mandrel arrangement, which enables vertical and angular movement within the stack. This provides processors with even more versatility for structures with five to nine layers.
“We are excited about the possibilities with the new machine configuration,” said Jim Groninger, vice president and GM of Raven, Engineered Films Division. “We know the products developed on this system will lead to unique barrier films for all our markets and engineering applications.”
In addition to the ProCone die, Davis-Standard is supplying custom DSB feedscrew technology and HPE coextruders as part of the nine-extruder configuration. These extruders, which are available in adjustable vertical or horizontal configurations, combine a smaller footprint with performance to add even more processing versatility.
- Davis Standard is represented in South Africa by Gers Services, phone 012 329 7762/56.