Extrusion and converting systems firm Davis-Standard has launched its dsX flex-film line for applications such as laminating and converting, bag making, collation and multi-unit packaging.
Claimed to offer equipment flexibility, the device is available in 1,900mm, 2,200mm, and 2,500mm sizes.
Equipped with the company's extruders, feedscrews, gearboxes, air rings and dies, the line is capable of supporting speeds up to 180 meters per minute and film thicknesses ranging from 20 to 180 microns.
Davis-Standard blown film vice-president Tom Kennedy said: "With the dsX flex-film, Davis-Standard addresses the price, output, gauge uniformity and delivery requirements of a demanding blown film marketplace.
"We believe this value-added system strengthens the marketplace by offering a high-level option to processors who seek a cost-competitive US manufactured system."
The dsX flex-film lines feature Davis-Standard's compact Vertex die, which supports high IBC cooling air exchange rates.
The dies are made at the company's Pawcatuck facility for applications up to nine layers.
The device features an UpJet air ring for enhanced output capacity, while the surface winders can be upgraded to include center assist, gap winding, and reversible winding direction on a single winder.