Macro Engineering delivers 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line
Macro Engineering and Technology, a Mississauga, Ont.-based supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems, has installed a new 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line at polymer film and sheeting maker Raven Industries in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
According to Macro, the new line is capable of processing advanced barrier structures designed specifically to prevent the migration of radon, methane, odours, and hazardous VOCs. “Unique line features include the addition of two individual extrusion dies to process low and high viscosity resin types,” said Macro CEO Jim Stobie. “The separate dies enable production of custom-engineered fabric composites, scrim-reinforced membranes and integrated release liners.”
The new line also offers advanced wide-width cast capabilities of up to 150 inches (3.8m), ranging from 4 mil (0.1mm) to 80 mil (2mm) in thickness, Stobie continued.
“This line provides opportunity for Raven to partner with our customers in the development of some truly unique products with exceptional value propositions,” said Anthony Schmidt, vice president and general manager for Raven Industries’ engineered films division. “The advanced capabilities of this production line will accelerate our expansion into the industrial business segment by offering a broad range of highly refined composite materials — with several being new to the industry.”