The 31st edition of Chinaplas, held in Guangzhou from May 16-19, 2017, is expected to attract more than 3,300 exhibitors and 140,000 visitors from around the world. Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, experts in machinery and lines for the production of cast films and sheets, want to be as successful at Chinaplas as they were at the K show in Düsseldorf. “We are looking forward to Chinaplas where we will be presenting our innovative line components to the Chinese and South Asian markets,” says Philip Neumann, sales director at Cast Sheet Coating.
The company has consistently expanded and modernised its portfolio of line components. Visitors at Chinaplas will be able to gain an insight into the complete spectrum of Reifenhäuser CSC offerings. A special feature, presented for the first time at K 2016, will be showcased again: The REIcofeed 2.2 feedblock. Sales director Philip Neumann explains: “Our new feedblock model type must not be missed at Chinaplas. The entirely positive feedback from our customers at K and after K proves us right; this technological solution for the production of barrier films is impressive, especially in terms of efficiency.”
With the REIcofeed 2.x feedblock the layer structure can be controlled and influenced while the production is running. The coextrusion feedblock enables film structures of up to eleven or more layers to be optimally adjusted with the line in operation. In addition, efficiency can be significantly improved by the integration of a new small element. This element allows the encapsulation of a multi-layer film inside the feedblock to avoid the need for an additional encapsulation device in the flat die. Additionally, the use of an additional extruder conserves space, resulting in film producers using less energy and raw materials.
“We are confident that we will get the same positive feedback at Chinaplas that we got at K. The recent plastics show in Düsseldorf was very successful for Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating,” says Philip Neumann. He adds, “We had a large number of discussions that were more than promising.” A customer from Asia purchased a 5300mm wide cast film line for the production of CPP film. Two lines of this design have already been successfully installed in Europe – including our own cast film die and our own REItruder RZE90 twin-screw extruder used as main extruder.
Since the K exhibition the CSC team has also sold several lines of complete new inline design, which is used for the production of drinking cups for example. Equally successful was the mechatronic polishing stack of the MIREX MT-H model type for PS/PP thermoforming applications exhibited at the K show.
“Asia, and especially China are setting new trends in films and the related line technologies. For that reason, customer feedback on our latest developments is extremely important to us. In addition, we want to take the opportunity to discuss new products and development with our customers,” says Philip Neumann.
Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating will be present at Chinaplas jointly with Reifenhäuser China and Reifenhäuser subsidiaries Blown Film and Reiloy, in Hall 5.1, Booth A61.