Davis-Standard LLC looks forward to kicking off 2015 at the Arabplast show, Jan. 10-13 in Dubai at booth #5D120. Arabplast is the largest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry tradeshow in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, presenting a valuable opportunity for Davis-Standard to promote technology in blown film, cast film, extrusion coating, foam, profile and sheet applications. Over the past year, the company has made significant advances in each area, including the dsX product line for film applications. Following is a summary of the latest technology.
dsX s-tretch cast-film line – This is the first cast film line of its kind, providing an alternative to pre-stretching techniques traditionally done on blown film lines. Processors can take advantage of thinner films, higher line speeds and improved film strength. From a cost and environmental standpoint, benefits include consistently high quality pre-stretch film produced with greater efficiency and reduced waste via coreless winding. The line is equipped to support a range of resins and applications at web widths from 775 to 1550mm (30 to 45 inches). For added efficiency, it is pre-configured for availability in as little as six months of order to acceptance.
dsX flex-film blown-film line – This is the latest in Davis-Standard’s line of dsX technology. This pre-engineered blown film line is designed to serve the core of the blown film industry for applications in printing and laminating, flexible packaging, collation shrink film, bag making, hood shrink and surface printing. Available in 1900mm and 2500mm sizes, processors can take advantage of Davis-Standard’s high performance technology at an affordable price. This includes industry-leading air rings (see UpJet), die and feedscrew designs for film uniformity, high output rates and long-lasting equipment performance. Options for different widths, die sizes and accommodations for multiple applications are available.
UpJet air ring – This new high performance air ring is geared toward commodity markets such as stretch film, can liners and industrial films. It can be used on existing and new blown film lines in manual or auto-profile mode. When used with Davis-Standard’s automatic profile control and Centrex or Vertex dies, output increases have been as much as 40 percent. It is available in sizes ranging from 7 to 40 inches (180 to 1016mm) in manual or motorized elevation control and passive or automatic thickness profile control configurations.
dsX flex-pack extrusion coating line – This line supports cost-sensitive flexible packaging applications. It is pre-configured to merge customer demand with the best components in the industry for better end-product quality, greater uptime and productivity, reduced waste and production costs, and application versatility. It is also engineered with proven components and an adaptable machine configuration, making it ideal for converters, printing companies, multinational companies and start-ups.
Super Blue extruder – Celebrating 10 years of market excellence, Davis-Standard’s Super Blue extruder continues to impress processors in the pipe and profile and sheet markets. It is designed for performance, cost-efficiency and a fast delivery, and available in sizes ranging from 2 inches (50mm) to 3.5- inches (90mm) with a 24:1 L/D ratio. Design advantages include a rigid base with structural steel construction; a wear-resistant bimetallic barrel; a modular inverted-L style control panel; and gear reducer with a heavy-wall, two-piece iron housing and single helical gearing. It is available with a range of DSB® barrier screw designs and Davis-Standard control systems.