Davis-Standard’s new technology and regional capabilities will be promoted at booth C01, Hall W1 during Chinaplas in Shanghai, April 25-28, 2016. Davis-Standard has seen strong demand throughout Asia for feedscrews, control systems, medical tubing technology, and its dsX™ product line for cast film, blown film and packaging applications. Davis-Standard’s regional presence has continued to grow since opening a subsidiary in Suzhou two years ago. This facility is Davis-Standard’s manufacturing base in China and houses an R&D laboratory for process development and trials. Davis-Standard will also promote the expansion of its film technology and aftermarket services with the recent acquisition of Gloucester Engineering.
“With strong demand in Asia and continued expansion at our Suzhou facility, we anticipate a very busy Chinaplas show,” said Sekaran Murugaiah, Davis-Standard Vice President of Business Development, Asia. “Customers appreciate our regional presence and the availability of the medical tubing laboratory in Suzhou to test new resins and processes. The addition of Gloucester is especially exciting for our film customers because we are able to offer the largest installed base of film technology and aftermarket services under one roof.”
The medical tubing sector is one of Davis-Standard’s strongest markets in China. The lab in Suzhou has been instrumental in supporting customers in this segment. The lab features direct-drive 19mm and 24mm single screw extruders, each with a polymer melt pump, a sophisticated three-layer spiral flow tubing die, PLC line control with data acquisition, precision vacuum sizing tank for both rigid and flexible products, closed loop ID/OD control via an ultrasonic gauging system, a servo controlled combination puller/cutting system, and a transport conveyer with single-zone air eject. It also includes a single layer tubing line designed specifically for the production of FPVC tubing for IV & fluid delivery applications. Products ranging in size from 2mm OD to 10mm OD can be produced with an accuracy of +/- 50u at line speeds up to 100mpm. Davis-Standard’s facility in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, also has a fully equipped medical tubing laboratory.
Both labs support applications for alternate polymer, microbore tubing, multi-lumen and catheter tubing, edotracheal and tracheotomy tubing, radio opaque tubing, bubble tube, taper tube, pipette tubing and multi-layer tubing, among others. Turn-key medical tubing systems support extruder outputs up to 700 pounds per hour (315kg/hr) and line speeds up to 800 feet per minute (240 mpm) for a range of materials including PLA, PLLA, PEEK, FPVC, polyurethane, nylon, PEBAX and FEP. Extruder options are available depending on process and application and engineered for a fast delivery and competitive pricing.
Another area of strength has been the sale of Davis-Standard’s dsX™ machines. These have been well received throughout Asia due to a competitive advantage in price, performance and delivery. Davis-Standard offers these machines for cast film, blown film and extrusion coating applications. Demand has been especially strong for the dsX flex-pack™ (extrusion coating) due to continued demand for flexible packaging applications. This machine is built for cost-sensitive flexible packaging applications where fast and reliable production is essential.
For more information about Davis-Standard’s Global Advantage™ prior to Chinaplas, visit www.davis-standard.com.