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Davis-Standard Offers Flex-Pack Extrusion Coating Line


PAWCATUCK, CT | Davis-Standard offers the dsX flex-pack extrusion coating line, said to provide converters and package printers with a high-value, competitively priced system that will give them advantages when seeking to expand sales in the price-sensitive global flexible packaging market.

Applications include salted snack and noodle bags, toothpaste tubes, sachet packs personal care products, condiment packs, and stand-up pouches.

“All of the components of the line are based on our proven, feature-rich designs and technology that minimize technical risks and lower cost of ownership,” says Frank Orsini, VP–Extrusion Coating. “We have included everything our customers will need to achieve their flexible packaging manufacturing objectives, whether they are converters looking to upgrade for higher throughputs and quality; multinational suppliers in search of expansion opportunities; high quality printers who want to enhance their lamination processes; or startups who could benefit from partnering with a company that can lead them through all the steps that assure extrusion coating success.”

Orsini adds, “In developing this system, [we] focused on incorporating high-value features that would reduce variability for better end product quality; provide greater uptime and productivity; minimize waste along with operating and maintenance costs; and would be applicable to a wide range of end product applications.”

The line includes flexible packaging unwinder; corona treaters; extrusion laminator; gravure primer coater dryer; pull roll with nip; winder; company’s electrically heated, air-cooled extruder with advanced feedscrew design; downstream, carriage, and controls (Seimens drives and controls used throughout). Lines are available in two versions to accommodate almost any plant: one is a longer line with the auxiliary unwinder placed close to the floor; the other raises the auxiliary unwinder to a position just atop the winder to shorten both the line length and the path of the auxiliary web to the laminator.

Advanced computer technolog, standard on the line, includes DS APC (automatic profile control), which continually adjusts the product profile for best performance, and a DS5 computer, which allows for remote access to the line for troubleshooting and updating over a secure Internet connection. Performance data is exportable to factory systems for SPC and other analytical management tools.

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