- March 29, 2002, PRESS RELEASE
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—DuPont reports it has reaffirmed its commitment to the packaging industry with a $3 million investment in a blown-film line at its European Technical Centre. According to DuPont, the Windmoeller & Hoelscher line will be dedicated to production of coextruded flexible packaging structures and is scheduled to be fully operational this month.
DuPont reports the W&H line can produce films with up to five different layers and offers the possibility of extending to seven-layer film structures. DuPont cites the numerous advantages the line will bring to customers:
Improves DuPont response-time to customer requests (due to equipment's reduced switch-over time between production runs);
Line speed of more than 100 m/min. (comparable to commercial production line speeds);
Gravimetric raw-material feed helps to optimize packaging structures through highly accurate gauge control of individual layers (reducing cost and waste);
Handles hard-to-process thin films;
Produces better quality film rolls (for easier processing in downstream packaging trials); and
Incorporates several safety devices, including fully automated film wind-up (reduces risks related to manual intervention).
DuPont says its Geneva, Switzerland-located technical centre offers customers comprehensive capabilities in many other packaging-oriented technologies, including coextrusion coating; injection molding; extrusion blow molding; and compounding physical, thermal, chemical, and electrical testing.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at DuPont Ltd.'s Packaging & Industrial Polymers location in the U.K. More information about DuPont and its involvement in the packaging and polymer industries can be found by visiting dupont.com/packaging/ and dupont.com/industrial-polymers/.
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