Gloucester sees increased demand for retrofit blown film lines


Sometimes what's old is new again; at least that's the case for Gloucester Engineering Co.
Gloucester President Carl Johnson told PlasticsToday the company has seen an increase in demand for its retrofit blown film business.

"Companies, particularly in the U.S., are trying to squeeze every ounce of plastic they can out of their existing assets," he said. "They are also trying to increase their product flexibility, enhance quality, with minimal capital investment."

Retrofits involve older equipment that is already situated in the footprint of a customer's facility. Johnson said some companies opt for retrofit blown film lines over a new line because of the ability to use existing floor space rather than having to add on a new building expansion. Retrofits also have a shorter project cycle time, he said....
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