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.
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. Davis-Standard’s Circonix Technologies Division offers 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.