Davis-Standard’s Global Converting Expertise at ICE Europe
The Global Advantage™ offered by Davis-Standard’s converting technology and support services will be promoted at ICE Europe, Hall A5, booth #912, in Munich, Germany, March 21-23. Davis-Standard is a respected market leader in processing equipment and services for extrusion coating, liquid coating, blown film and cast film, serving customers on every continent. At ICE, Davis-Standard will highlight its liquid coating technology, along with its cost-effective, high productivity processing systems for converting applications – the dsX™ series.
Davis-Standard’s liquid coating technology includes a curtain slide coater and a five-roll silicone coater. The curtain slide coater applies single layer coatings at rates up to 2800 fpm (853 mpm) with expansion capabilities up to two additional layers. The five-roll silicone coater is capable of applying 100 percent silicone at rates up to 2400 fpm (732 mpm). This coater is constructed of stainless steel for ease of cleanup and includes a mist removal system. Davis-Standard supports liquid coating for slow or high-speed applications, clean room environments, film or paper substrates, ultra thin and ultra thick coatings, and precision coating and drying.
In extrusion coating, Davis-Standard offers the dsX flex-pack™ to provide converters and package printers with a high-value, competitively priced system. An adaptable machine configuration gives processors the flexibility to compete in a variety of emerging application markets including salted snack and noodle bags, toothpaste tubes, personal care products, condiment packs and stand-up pouches. Production benefits include product consistency, excellent bonding strength, greater uptime and productivity, and reduced waste and production costs. The economical benefit of these 450 meter-per-minute (1,500 fpm) machines is allowing many regional converters to distinguish themselves from the competition.
Davis-Standard technology supports cast and blown film applications with the dsX s-tretch™ and dsX flex-film™ systems. The dsX s-tretch is the first cast film line of its kind featuring integrated pre-stretch capabilities as an alternative to traditional pre-stretching methods. Processors can take advantage of thinner films, higher line speeds, reduced waste and improved film strength. In blown film, the dsX flex-film is designed for applications in printing and laminating, flexible packaging, collation shrink and bag making, hood shrink and surface printing. Options for Davis-Standard’s industry-leading air ring and feedscrew designs are available as well as different widths and die sizes to accommodate multiple products.
Versatile and Efficient Extrusion Coating
With the industry’s most versatile equipment platforms, Davis-Standard delivers cost-effective extrusion coating packages to support construction, consumer products and packaging industries. Davis-Standard’s extrusion coating machinery fulfills even the most demanding flexible packaging, non-wovens, paper and board coating and laminating applications. This includes everything from laboratory-size systems for R&D to five-meter-wide systems for industrial materials.
Davis-Standard’s liquid coating systems are used throughout the world for tapes and labels, silicone-coated products and in specialty coating markets. With more than 50 different standard and custom liquid coating products, Davis-Standard provides profitable solutions for the building and construction, automotive and medical industries. Regardless of process demands with film or paper substrates, ultra thin or thick coatings, Davis-Standard’s liquid coating solutions support process improvement and production efficiency in clean room environments, slow or high-speed applications, or precision coating and drying technology.
World’s Largest 7-Layer Die – Just One of Our Leading Edge Technologies
Davis-Standard’s mono and multi-layer blown film technologies are used for applications ranging from agriculture and greenhouse films, to packaging and shrink films, to stretch and collation films. Available technology includes high-performance extruders and equipment for processing EVA, LDPE and LLDPE films, as well as proven extrusion technology for SOE (slit-on-edge), BUR (blow-up ratio) and DDR (draw-down ratio) technology. Davis-Standard also offers the industry’s largest seven layer blown film die, efficient WesJet air rings, precision gauge control, and world renown DSB® feedscrew designs.
Davis-Standard is an industry leader in cast film technology for applications in food packaging, personal care markets, stretch and cling films. Cast films and cast embossed films processed on Davis-Standard cast film systems are known for high tensile strength and excellent barrier properties, supplying barrier cast film lines, CPP film lines and PVC cling film lines.
Regional service teams support converting equipment before, during and after the sale with timely delivery and installation, readily available spare parts and prompt customer service. This includes service and support for Davis-Standard’s line of control systems and upgrades of PLC, drive and mechanical systems on thousands of existing installations, including non Davis-Standard brands. For more information, visit www.davis-standard.com.