Reifenhauser exhibited its latest 5-layer blown film line for the production of highly profitable FFS film during Open House at Russian plastics processor KZPM- a specialist manufacturer of polymeric films and flexible industrial packaging.
Eugen Friedel, Sales Director at Reifenhauser Blown Film, stated: “Thanks to the event at KZPM we encountered a wide variety of customers and held intensive and valuable discussions about our line, which is the first of its kind for packaging petrochemicals. As a customized solution for tubular heavy-duty shipping sacks (HDSS), it demonstrates our ability to meet customer demands”.
Reifenhauser has developed this new 5-layer FFS line for the purpose of production of plastic heavy-duty shipping sacks. The very first of these lines is now in full swing production at KZPM, Kazan.
Bernd Schroeter, Director Product Management highlighted the advantages of the new line: “Our EVOLUTION 5-layer FFS line offers significant advantages over conventional 3-layer films, including higher output, improved dart impact, improved puncture resistance and the option of using recycled material as the core layer”.
Reifenhauser is the only manufacturer of 5-layer FSS lines for this application which lets the down-gauging of HDSS films. Schroeter says: “Cost savings result due to the thinner skin layers that require less costly resin and additives, and the ability to use cheaper, recycled resin in the core layer.”
Eugen Friedel is fully satisfied with the on-site live demo at KZPM: “The line achieved an output of 430.5 kg/h of film with a thickness of 125 mm and a profile tolerance of 2,2 % Sigma.” Equally convincing: The strength with a dart drop value of 680 or 5.4 g/µ. “Values that we only reach with major effort on a 3-layer line. In practice, this means, the market for these sacks is enormous, and there is huge scope for replacing 3-layer lines with 5-layer ones.” forecasts Friedel.