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Fakuma: Reifenhäuser shows sustainable components and film production lines
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:12.Oct.2021

At Fakuma 2021, the Reifenhäuser Group is represented on a joint exhibition by its three business units, "Reifenhäuser Extrusion Systems" including the screws and barrels specialist "Reifenhäuser Reiloy", along with its film divisions "Reifenhäuser Blown Film" and "Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating".

 

The divisions will exhibit their broad portfolio of plasticizing components for injection molding and extrusion together with complete lines for blown film and flat film production.

 

Wear-resistant components for recyclate processing

 

The focus of this year's Fakuma is clearly on the change from a linear to a circular economy and the resulting new demands that this places on components and production lines.


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Reiloy screws and barrels from Reifenhäuser.


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Reifenhäuser develops and produces the hard-metal alloys in-house for use as wear protection for its screws and barrels.


Reifenhäuser regularly sets benchmarks in wear protection with its Reiloy screws and barrels, offering verifiably longer service life, precise matching of raw materials and additives, and exclusive alloys with powders developed in-house and process-optimized surfaces. Manufacturers of injection molding and extrusion products therefore benefit from the very good cost-benefit ratio in the industry.

 

Sustainable cast film for the circular economy

 

"Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating" presents complete line concepts for flat film production. The trade show highlight is the new MIDEX 11-2500 Cast Film Line with MDO, which Reifenhäuser has now put into service at its film Technology Center located at its headquarters in Troisdorf.


The line is a genuine all-rounder and has ranges of applications. Customers can produce a wide variety of products on it, from CPP and CPE films to barrier, hygiene, and industrial films. This helps to react flexibly to rapidly changing market requirements.

 

The special feature at Fakuma:

  • Visitors can inspect the line virtually at the booth

  • Reifenhäuser has digitized its entire film development Technology Center, offering its customers a guided 360° tour on a large screen at the trade show

  • The MIDEX 11-2500 is also now available at the Reifenhäuser Technology Center for customer trials and joint product development

 

Innovative stretching process enables All-PE composite for flexible packaging

 

The third business unit, Reifenhäuser Blown Film, also focuses on its capability of producing recyclable end products. The technology solution here is EVO Ultra Stretch - Reifenhäuser's highly advanced stretching unit for sustainable blown films.


It allows customers to produce monomaterial composites (All-PE film) for flexible packaging. The regular PET layer is replaced by stretched PE. With up to 10 times the stretch rate, the Ultra Stretch unit gives PE film completely new mechanical properties. This is a simple substitute for PET and there is no need to adapt other processing steps. The unique and patented position of the stretching unit directly in the haul-off of the blown film line makes the process particularly stable and efficient.


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Reifenhäuser EVO Ultra Stretch: The position of the stretching unit directly in the haul-off of the blown film line is patented.


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Reifenhäuser All-PE Pouch is a sustainable solution for flexible packaging.


The Ultra Stretch process is unique on the market and offers major advantages compared with the conventional process that involves stretching the film between the haul-off and the winder.

 

In addition, visitors to the exhibition booth can experience Ultra Stretch technology in an impressive 3D animation video and in a virtual 360° tour through the Reifenhäuser Technology Center.

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