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Davis-Standard Upgrades Technical Center


PAWCATUCK, CT | Davis-Standard is adding capabilities to its Technical Center in Pawcatuck to further accommodate customer R&D projects and internal technology development. Included will be a four-extruder coex sheet line; a high-tech medical tubing line featuring the company’s patented Alternate Polymer technology in a clean room environment; and a high-speed extruder. The extruder is already operational with the other two projects slated for completion by the end of the year. 

The centerpiece of the expansion is the coex sheet line, which is 40 in. wide (1,000 mm) and will be equipped to run a wide range of product and thicknesses. The line features four extruders configured to run both monolayer and coextruded products. This includes two 1.5-in. (38-mm) extruders; a 2.5-in. (65-mm) extruder; and a 3.5-in. (90-mm) extruder.

The lab will include a cantilever winder capable of producing rolls of various diameters; gravimetric blending stations with in-line drying; coextrusion capabilities with a coextrusion feedblock and available microlayer technology; thin-gauge capability using roll stand skewing; a roll stand unwind station for sheet laminating applications; protective film unwind stations at the pull roll; thickness measurement using x-ray backscatter gauging technology; and melt pump and screen changers.

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