Nova Chemicals Corporation (Calgary, AB, Canada) announced its new state-of-the-art Brampton Engineering nine-layer blown film co-extrusion line is now up and running at the Center for Performance Applications in Calgary. This investment is the foundation of a broader set of purchases and upgrades at the company’s Calgary research and development facilities. Combined, these investments greatly improve Nova Chemicals’ ability to work collaboratively with customers to bring well-designed, better-performing products to market more quickly.
The semi-commercial scale line allows for in-house production of complex multi-layer films to optimize coextruded film structures and determine which polyethylene (PE) and other materials perform best. Along with the Center’s team of experts, these capabilities enable customers’ success through collaborative idea generation and faster speed to market for new products and applications. In addition, they diminish customers’ production line interruptions through off-line application development.