North American food packaging leader, C-P Flexible Packaging, recently added a third Davis-Standard line to support its growing chip and snack food packaging business. The 1.5-meter (60 inch) high-speed coextrusion system, installed earlier this year, features five-layer coextrusion from three extruders for adhesion, barrier and package performance in anti-zippering enhancements. Davis-Standard provided product development and testing at its New York facility, as well as a dry run of the complete line prior to shipment.
“We appreciate that Davis-Standard has the capabilities to support every step of the process including barrier and package technology as our business needs have evolved,” said Greg Collins, Vice President of Engineering & Graphics at C-P Flexible Packaging.
Technical advantages include line speeds up to 520 MPM (1700 FPM), splicing tail length control, splice tracking for roll to roll operation, proportional corona treatment control, differential direct and reverse gravure priming, automatic web temperature control out of the drying oven, automatic CD and MD profile control and automated die lip heaters.
The line’s proprietary corona treatment, selection of primer coatings, acid copolymers and die lip heaters, enable consistent high-speed adhesion and product quality. Efficiency features such as a new Davis-Standard patented barrel heating system, insulated feed pipes and die, SQF compliance design, shaftless unwind and winder, auto core chuck inflation, a sleeve change system on the primer coater, motorized deckles, an auxiliary lay-on roll on the winder, automated CD and MD profile control, and a shaftless winder with an auxiliary lay-on roll, also enhance performance.
Operator-friendly control via a Davis-Standard Integrator SCADA system regulates gravimetric blending, processing rates, and layer proportioning to the desired coating weight. The SCADA system also provides alarm, recipe and trend capabilities.
“C-P Flexible Packaging is dedicated to bringing the best possible market solutions to our customers,” added Collins. “The production efficiencies and superb performance of the new Davis-Standard line, along with our other two Davis-Standard lines, are an integral part of our ability to deliver innovative packaging solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
For more information about the innovative packaging options manufactured by C-P Flexible Packaging, visit www.cpconverters.com. For more information about Davis-Standard’s flexible packaging equipment, contact Robert Moeller at email@example.com.