MDO launch your film into the future
and MOPE+IR® are the latest developments
It isn’t a "time machine" yet, but the MDO
(Machine-direction orientation) unit has the ability to literally launch the
film into the future. Thanks to machine orientation of the molecular chain of
the film, the product takes on important properties that make it more versatile
than it originally was and achieve significant downgauging while creating
better mechanical and optical features for the film. For istance, according to
the experimental tests run by COLINES, a
15-18 micron MOPP film can properly replace a 25-40 micron CPP film.
Naturally, this is achievable using specific film recipes and depending on the
final applications of the film.
COLINES’ equipment stands out for some exclusive features:
through its patented
heating system with infrared ray heaters inside the cylinder,
the orientation takes place without any temperature dissipation which is a
common fault found in standard cylinders. This minimizes the energy
consumption as well. Moreover, the sensors detect the temperature directly on
the film and this means a more accurate reading of the data. The IR heating
system also guarantees reaching
the operating temperature much faster than oil and water systems do,
which means that IR
heating system dramatically reduces scrap during line startup.
A further benefit, thanks to the possibility of adjusting the
position, speed and temperature of the cylinders independently, is the
significant reduction of the "neck-in". The infrared eliminates the
risk of potential "oil and water leakage". It represents an enormous
advantage as far as environmental sustainability goes.
believe that our MDO can offer to flexible packaging manufacturers the chance
to boost growth in their market. For this reason, all new POLYCAST® lines come
equipped with MDO (MOPP+IR® and MOPE+IR®) and we
also offer retrofits on existing lines”, said Eraldo Peccetti, COLINES’
Executive President and co-founder.
Anthony Michael Caprioli
CEO & Commercial Director
Marketing and Communication Director
Sales Area Manager