Plastics film extrusion: Dornier seeing strong uptake for thick films in


The German manufacturer of equipment for the production of mono- and biaxially oriented films says it is seeing very strong interest from processors in lines for thick plastics films for optical grade applications. For its entire range, the company reports demand is strong now globally, but particularly in India and in the Far East.

Dornier's machines and lines can be used for a wide range of film thicknesses, depending on the application. For polyester condenser film, lines are available for final thicknesses down to 1 µm and a trimmed width of 5.5m. For thick film application, the lines are available for processing film up to a maximum film thickness of 400 µm and a width up to 7m. For packaging applications, lines are available with a thickness range of 8-50 µm, a trimmed width of 8700 mm and speeds up to 500 m/min. For polypropylene applications the Dornier lines are designed for processing films with a thickness of 10-50 µm, a trimmed width of 8700 mm and production speeds of 500 m/min....
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