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Nelmar Security Packaging adds first blown film line

Montreal-based Nelmar Security Packaging Systems Inc. is installing its first blown film extrusion line a three-l...


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September 11, 2006 by Canadian Plastics

Montreal-based Nelmar Security Packaging Systems Inc. is installing its first blown film extrusion line a three-layer Varex system from Lincoln, R.I.-based Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (W&H).
The line will start operating on November 1 at Nelmar’s new 42,7000 square-metre (m) production facility, which is also based in Montreal, where the firm currently operates 20 bag- making machines and printing equipment.
Nelmar Security Packaging manufactures a tamper-evident system for the safe transfer of currency, checks and other valuables under the trademark names Secur-Pak, Eurosafe and Fraudstopper .
“We felt that we were best suited to achieve our goals by becoming vertically integrated and producing film in our own facility,” Neil Freder, Nelmar’s president, said. “It became apparent to us that in order to be the most cost efficient producer of our products, we would need to have greater consistency in the films we were using. Controlling the process [in-house] enables us to use and maintain the best resins without incurring change without notification.”
Nelmar chose W&H’s Varex because it was able to yield a film with good homogeneity at a higher throughput, Freder said.
The three-layer Varex blown film extrusion line installed at Nelmar has a working 1,800 millimetres (mm) and includes W&H’s Optifil P3 gauge profile control system for high-output lines.
The P3 is a combination of W&H’s Optifil P2 automatic die and Multicool D dual air ring system, W&H said. The line is also equipped with W&H’s Filmatic S dual surface winder installed in a face-to-face configuration with reverse winding capability.