2016, June 16
A new Davis-Standard extrusion coating line at Oracle Packaging is exceeding throughput expectations, enabling Oracle to get products to market more quickly than anticipated. The installation, completed in December, supports Oracle’s manufacturing of aluminum foil based products. Applications include custom lid stock, pouch stock, cable armouring, and products with specific barrier and sealant properties. The versatile and expandable design of the Davis-Standard line is fundamental to Oracle’s marketplace growth strategy.
“We researched several global manufacturers and Davis-Standard had the best combination of delivering a total solution for our critical and precise specifications,” said Chris Payne, Oracle’s vice president of sales and marketing. “In addition to addressing machine performance requirements, we were pleased with the installation. There are always challenges with big projects and Davis-Standard met each roadblock head-on. They collaborated with our project team and managed their direct and sub-contracted installers well. We are surpassing throughput estimates, which is giving us a head-start in delivering several products to market .”
The line was customized for Oracle’s processes, including coextrusion capabilities and winding equipment. Davis-Standard’s extrusion coating equipment offers advantages such as superior melt quality, automatic profile control (APC), deckle and die options, multi-coating capacity, web handling and flexible designs based on desired speed or automation. Oracle appreciates that Davis-Standard’s technology combined with their material science is providing a platform to deliver truly innovative products to consumer and pharmaceutical markets.
“This technology investment is key in helping us achieve 10 percent growth per year for the next three years,” said Payne. “As such, we appreciate that Davis-Standard has been comfortable with all of our requests. The outstanding performance of the line is validation of their technology and service-oriented approach.”