ISO Poly Films, Inc., a Sigma Plastics Group company, announces the purchase of a fourth blown film extrusion line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation in less than 18 months, representing the company’s strong commitment to growth to meet the specialty film needs of its customers. The new line is a three-layer co-extrusion line and comes on the heels of the installation of a seven-layer barrier, five-layer barrier and another three-layer co-extrusion line. The purchase of the newest line will increase ISO Poly’s annual film output to 100 million pounds.

The new high output 126” three-layer VAREX line, which is expected to be fully operational by early first quarter 2011, consists of 90/135/90.30D extruders, 32” MAXICONE C Die with OPTIFIL P2K gauge control, Multinip oscillating haul-off and Filmatic S dual winder with reverse winding capability.

“With Sigma Plastics Group support, we have been able to continue our aggressive growth plans and make significant investments to increase our capabilities to produce specialty films and expand our capacity to keep pace with the demands of our growing customer base,” says Jon McClure, president and COO of ISO Poly Films. “The W&H lines provide us with the advanced technology and reliable performance we need to sustain our superior level of film quality.”

“When I think back to the first line that we sold to ISO Poly back in 2000, I never would have imagined the growth and success that they would have with their expansion into barrier films (five and seven layer) and reputation as a top quality film supplier,” says Andrew Wheeler, vice president of W&H. “It is a testament to their vision and leadership, and we are proud to be their partner,” he adds.

Alfred Teo, Chairman and CEO of the Sigma Plastics Group, adds, “We have more than 20 W&H multi-layer extrusion lines throughout our facilities, and I’m extremely happy with the quality of the machinery and service from W&H.”

ISO Poly Films and Sigma Plastics Group formed a strategic partnership in 2009. ISO Poly has experienced significant growth during the past two years and is the flagship company of Sigma’s multi-layer specialty films division. From its 135,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility in Gray Court, S.C., ISO Poly produces a wide range of custom-engineered films, including critical application mono-layer, three-layer, five-layer and seven-layer high barrier co-extrusions, for the high-end converter market. The new W&H line brings ISO Poly’s total film lines to 11 and represents the last phase of a $35 million investment to expand its facility and equipment.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry.

ISO Poly Films, Inc.
(888) 814-7676
www.isopoly.com

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation
(800) 854-8702
www.whcorp.com