- July 01, 2009
Lincoln, RI | ISO Poly Films, a Sigma Plastics Group co. located in Gray Court, SC, has added two Varex blown film extrusion lines from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. As a custom extruder of high-end specialty film, ISO Poly Films plans to expand its involvement in markets that include food, medical, pet food, and other new markets.
The first line is already operating at the 135,000-sq-ft facility and comprises a 63-in. wide, five-layer Varex line and Filmatic S dual surface winder that incorporates the patented Multicool D stacked double air ring with Optifil P3 gauge control. Startup of the second line is planned for late summer and comprises a three-layer 110-in. Varex line with grooved feed extruders (90.30/120.30/90.3 OD), a 25-in. Optifil P2 die, and Filmatic T dual turret winder.
Jon McClure, president of ISO Poly Films, and Alfred Teo, CEO of Alpha Industries (also a Sigma Plastic Group co.) explained in an exclusive interview during NPE in Chicago, IL, with PFFC associate publisher/editor Yolanda Simonsis that their reason for investing in W&H technology over competing technology was multifold. “We have invested in W&H for its quality and consistency of product. It produces the flattest film because of the dies, winders, haul-offs. … We simply got a turnkey package. W&H is easy to deal with and provides excellent service. The same superior technicians who installed the first of our W&H lines are still with the company, and we maintain a good relationship with them. We have other lines, but once we switched, we stayed with W&H.”
Windmoeller & Hoelscher will host an In-House EXPO on November 10-12 in Lengerich, Germany. For details, contact Catherine Mattson-Fimmers at email@example.com or call 401-333-2770.