Anumber of dsX flex-pack lines for extrusion coating have recently been installed by Davis-Standard in Poland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and China.

The dsX flex-pack is available in 1,200mm, 1,350mm and 1,550mm widths and processors are able to regularly achieve speeds up to 450mpm. Davis-Standard claims that converters benefit from reduced variability and better end product quality, more uptime and productivity, less waste and lower costs, and capabilities for a wide range of applications. The latest versions of the dsX flex-pack have been adapted to provide tandem extrusion coating capabilities.

Rick Keller, Davis-Standard’s vice president of Extrusion Coating and Liquid Coating, said: “The market for flexible packaging continues to grow with an anticipated global growth rate of 4.4 per cent through 2018. This is especially prevalent in China, South East Asia and India where the growth has been substantial.

“Demand for flexible packaging is expanding, and processors are seeking reliable equipment with a fast start-up that can adapt to changing demands. We anticipate sales to remain strong for this machine well into the coming years.”

Chris Barton, vice president of sales for the EMEA region, added: “The line’s unique combination of Davis-Standard’s deep experience with an efficient footprint and low pricing, has convinced a new generation of customers to trust in our know-how.”

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