Barrier Blown Film Lines - Versatile coextrusion solutions for food and medical films
Macro's barrier blown film lines are designed to produce high quality barrier films in an efficient and cost effective manner. Every line is constructed using the latest technology, highest quality materials and superior workmanship.
Our unique design provides the flexibility to meet the needs of our customer's continuously evolving demands. Available up to 13 layers, each line is a versatile system capable of producing a variety of structures using different combinations of resins and layer configurations.
All models are equipped with Macro's patented extrusion die and air ring technology that ensures exceptionally flat film that is free of gels.
Macro's sophisticated controls package simplifies line operation by automating basic procedures, making production easier and more reliable.
Each line is available with surface or turret (center) winders in a variety of configurations to provide the winding resource needed to create the best roll quality for the application.
Multilayer Blown Film Lines - Versatile coextrusion systems for general purpose films
Macros multilayer blown film lines are designed to produce high quality multilayer films with efficiency. Every line is constructed using the latest technology, highest quality materials and superior workmanship.
Our unique design provides the flexibility to meet the needs of our customers continuously evolving demands. Each system is versatile; capable of producing a variety of structures using different combinations of resins and layer configurations.
All models are equipped with Macros patented extrusion die and air ring technologies that ensure exceptionally flat film production.
High output configurations are available to increase yield and, depending on the application, improve film quality.
Macros sophisticated controls package simplifies line operation by automating basic procedures, making production easier and more reliable.
The lines are completed with automatic winders featuring the latest winding technologies that provide perfect roll production, every time.
AUTOMAX-S winders are available with a variety of standard features to accommodate a range of winding and roll changing needs. These features along with the latest winding options are designed to meet the converter's most demanding winding requirements for sheeting or tubing.
Automax-S: Automatic surface winder Automax-SG: Automatic surface winder with gap winding Automax-SBG: 2-directional automatic surface winder with gap winding
Face widths: 610 mm (24") to 3400 mm (134") - wider widths available upon request
Maximum roll widths: 500 mm (20") to 3300 mm (130")
Maximum roll diameters: 500 mm (20") to 1500 mm (60")
Maximum speed: 75 m/min (250 fpm) to 250 m/min (800 fpm)
Configurations: Tubing, Sheeting, or Stacked
Airshafts: 75 mm (3") and 150 mm (6") - other shaft sizes available upon request
Cut-off: Automatic patented rising knife or flying knife
For dies up to 500 mm in diameter Macro employs its MacroPack-TP™ design. The revamped MacroPack-TP™ design utilizes a proprietary die technology (US Patent No 5690972) that improves the distribution of each layer, while maintaining its compact design with minimum number of bolts required when taking the die apart. The proprietary design is appropriate for smaller diameter multilayer dies especially suitable for double-bubble/third-bubble technology, as well as wire and coating applications. This die design can also provide processors with the capability to create a foamed layer in a skin layer or internal layer in the system.
Macro is a global supplier of systems, components and services for value-added films and sheet for food packaging, medical, industrial and consumer products markets.
In 1978, Macro was founded just outside Toronto, Canada by Mirek Planeta, a chemical engineer with a flair for solving polymer processing issues through innovative thinking. The initial focus of the company was improving air ring design, which led to the invention of the dual lip air ring.
Over the next 35 years, Macro expanded from a component supplier to complete extrusion systems and became an industry leader in high barrier film processing technology. Macro has earned a global reputation as an advanced technology equipment supplier through the companys ability to produce innovative solutions to complex processing requirements. Through our commitment to innovation, we continue to pioneer new technologies.
The focus has always been innovation; providing innovative solutions to help our customers achieve a processing advantage, or create new, unique products.
Macros purpose is to become the outright leader in delivering value to our customers by providing leading products that embrace technology and innovation, thereby delivering the best return on invested capital.