May 2006

Brilliant Results In The Extrusion Tests

COLINES® extrusion experience gained through more than 30- years of developing this applied technology is particularly suited to the complex coextrusions essential to the production of sophisticated materials. In January 2006 the company has tested with successful results a BARRIERCAST® film line to produce 7-layer barrier and CPP film, which is destined to a customer in South America. This line, 2100 mm wide, with a high technological and automation content can be considered a real breakthrough in the specific field. The close synergy with the associated company B-PACK®, Italian leader in the production of barrier films with both blown and cast technology, has lead to the manufacture of extrusion lines at the highest state-of-the-art level, reaching always more ambitious targets. This line can be a further demonstration of the high level achieved by a company offering full Italian technology and manufacturing capabilities. During the tests, to great customer’s satisfaction, all contractually binding products have been obtained, reaching the output of 600 kg/h: - 7-layer cast film, 50 microns, film structure PA/tl/PA/EVOH/PA/tl/PE, high barrier film used in applications involving top parts of food packaging - 7-layer cast film, 250 microns, film structure PP/tl/PA/EVOH/PA/tl/PE, high barrier film used in applications involving bottom parts of food packaging - coextruded CPP film, 25 microns used in applications for food packaging lamination COLINES® offers complete “turnkey” solutions from the design of the extrusion systems, to the development of new films and applications including know-how, choice of raw material and pre-marketing actions.