European cup producer adds fourth Reifenhäuser CSC extrusion line

German-based Optipack will increase its capacity by adding its fourth Reifenhäuser CSC extrusion line for the production of yogurt cups. Optipack is currently running three extrusion lines supplied by the Reifenhäuser Group.

The extrusion line has a capacity of 2200 kg/hr of polystyrene and 1700 kg/hr of polypropylene. The polishing stack is equipped with four temperature-controlled post-cooling rolls and haul-off rolls, which allows the film web to be fed into the vacuum thermoformer.

A thickness gauge, a width-measuring unit and extruders with screw diameters of 130, 120 and 50 mm are designed for gentle plastification and Reifenhäuser states that high-quality films are ensured at the intake of the vacuum thermoformer. The film web is automatically guided into a cutting station and is shredded if it deviates from the preset parameters in case of product changeover....

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