SMS Folientechnik: First cast stretch line to Russia

With the installation of the first cast stretch line in Moscow the Viennese machine manufacturer SMS Folientechnik GmbH is strengthening its market leadership in Europe. With the introduction of the new, standardized cast stretch film line concept cast 2020 cost-efficient, high-performance production lines are now available to processors at a competitive price. The Russian Cast stretch film manufacturer REGENT STRETCH recently purchased a 2.5-m wide turn-key line for simultaneous production of five 500 mm rolls.

¡§This line is a state of the art model among stretch film lines, especially in view of its high output and its enormous speed of up to 500 m/min¡¨, David Finnemore, Product Group Manager of SMS Folientechnik, emphasizes. ¡§With a current market volume of approximately 50,000 tons annually in Cast Stretch film and a forecast annual growth rate of 8%, Russia is one of those European countries for which our equipment is tailor-made. Thanks to its flexibility, the equipment will produce film gauged from 10 to 50 ƒÝm, depending on current demand.¡¨

Two 90 mm and two 120 mm Contracool extruders, each equipped with its own screen changer and gravimetric feeding unit for four or five components, ensure a total net line capacity of up to 1,270 kg/h. Of course the line¡¦s standard equipment includes latest technology components, such as the feed block and the automatic flat film die from Cloeren, inline edge trim reclaim, measuring and control devices for total film quality monitoring, and a fully automatic turret winder. Handling is simplified by an automatic core feeding and roll take-off system in addition to the central EXTROL control system for the complete line.

Additional service to customers

The line is equipped with a film testing device from Highlight Industries Inc., U.S.A., for comprehensive off-line quality monitoring. Film testing equipment from this leading supplier ensures effective quality assurance, providing processors with a tool for fast and easy monitoring of all relevant parameters. To offer customers a complete range of services, SMS Folientechnik took over the sole agency for this film testing equipment in the European stretch film market at the beginning of last year. In addition to its sales and after-sales service, the customer-orientated Viennese machine manufacturer also offers training facilities in its modern technical lab, where a seven-layer blown film line and a cast 2020 line are made available to interested customers for exclusive trial production runs.

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