Sigma Stretch Film boosts capacity with cast film line
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Sold-out conditions will soon be alleviated at Sigma Stretch Film Canada (Belleville, ON). The company has purchase...
Sold-out conditions will soon be alleviated at Sigma Stretch Film Canada (Belleville, ON). The company has purchased a 20-million lb./yr. cast film line from a U.S. company that is exiting the stretch film market.
"We’re basically in a sold-out position, and we needed to increase our capacity," explains Kevin McCaughen, general manager of the Belleville plant. The Canadian operation is part of Sigma Plastics Group of Lyndhurst, N.J. which has multiple plants in the U.S.
Sigma Stretch Film Canada already has a blown film line and a nine-layer cast line. Both are from Battenfeld Gloucester, as is the incoming line. The new line brings the plant’s capacity to 55 million lb./yr.
McCaughen reported in early May that four silos had been added, and the cast pad prepared for the new line. It will be dismantled and shipped from Rollpack Corp. in Indiana to Belleville.
Sigma produces industrial stretch wrap for both automated and manual pallet wrapping operations. The company’s market share has been increasing in Canada, and the capacity expansion is in line with expectations that McCaughen voiced in an interview with Canadian Plastics magazine last year (see March 2002 Canadian Plastics).