Film blowing line (Reference: Hosokawa)

Film blowing line (Reference: Hosokawa)

The patented X Die is unrivalled and guarantees the finest film quality, fastest purging and best root gauge all at the highest possible throughput rates. The global market for flexible packaging is shifting from 3-layer to 5-layer film production as the latter allows for down gauging and/or quality improvements. Barrier film lines are dominated by 7 and 9-Layer systems and now the company offers an 11-layer solution to provide producers the highest level of versatility. It continuous with film orientation lines. Alpine was one of the first companies to specialize in film orientation technology. MDO film orientation lines have been part of the company’s portfolio since 1997 and have been evolving ever since. During orientation in the transverse direction the film “necks-in” reducing total width and increasing film thickness at the edges. The thicker edges must be trimmed to achieve sufficient film flatness and thickness distribution to processing on downstream equipment. The company has developed the patented Trio system to minimize the problems associated with necking-in. The system reduces edge trim by 100 percent while producing a flatter film profile, saves material and increases net output. The result is a much more efficient and profitable process. The company works closely with customers and raw material producers to develop and find appropriate solutions for new MDO applications. Current examples are breathable nappy linings and full-PE stand-up pouches without a PET layer.

Hall/Booth 16/D06