Sigma Stretch Film has recently installed two stretch film lines from Gloucester Engineering, including a five-layer cast stretch film line to the company’s facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky and a five-layer blown stretch film line in Belleville, Ontario Canada. The two production lines will support Sigma’s growing business and with the on-time delivery from Gloucester, the Cast film line has been in production since October 2013 and the Blown film line will be in production in early 2014.
Sigma Stretch Film Installs Two Stretch Film Lines from Gloucester Engineering
January 21, 2014
“We made our decision based on experience, the superior technology offered by Gloucester Engineering, and the outstanding durability of their equipment. We consider Gloucester’s 1002-Series winding technology to be the most advanced in the industry,” says Per Nylen, executive vice president of Sigma Stretch Film.
The five-layer, nine-up cast stretch film line includes four Contracool extruders equipped with PIB injection that feed a Cloeren feed block and auto die. Also included is a casting unit with temperature control unit (TCU) and a 1002-DS Surface-Center winder with dual overlapping single turrets. The line is enhanced with resin vacuum loading, loss-in-weight blending, gauging, profile control and a trim reprocessing system all controlled by the Extrol 6032 control system.
The five-layer blown stretch silage film line includes five Contracool extruders equipped with PIB injection feeding a low profile five-layer IBC die and air ring. Also included are a bubble cage, Traversanip oscillating primary nip roll with composite roller collapsing frame, secondary nip roll, and a dual turret 1002-D Surface-Center winder. The line is enhanced with resin vacuum loading, feed throat gravimetric blending, and a trim reprocessing system all controlled by the Extrol 6032 control system, and containerized controls.
Sigma Stretch Film
Gloucester Engineering Co.