Rexam Adds Five Davis-Standard Extruders to Union, Mo. Plant

Pawcatuck, Conn.)--Rexam, a world leader in consumer packaging solutions, recently installed five Davis-Standard Thermatic® extruders at its plant in Union, Missouri. The extruders, ranging in size from 2 inches (50mm) to 130mm, included screen changers, melt pumps and control systems. Rexam, a Davis-Standard customer for 20 years, has purchased 15 Thermatic extruders over the past four years to address increased production. The extruders are used for manufacturing multilayer sheet used in barrier containers for the shelf-stable food market. The Union plant is Rexam's only U.S. facility within the company to produce these types of containers and serve this market.

"I have worked with Davis-Standard on our last three line installations starting in since 2002. The people are professional, the equipment is delivered in a timely fashion and start-up services are excellent," said Mark Borzillo, production engineering manager at Rexam's Union, Mo. facility. "Our goal is to run as many quality parts as possible within a 24-hour period, seven days a week, year round. Our Davis-Standard equipment has performed very well under these conditions."

Borzillo especially appreciates the advanced control technology supplied with the extruders. This enables Rexam to maintain stable operating conditions and simplifies troubleshooting and maintenance procedures. It also provides flexibility in changeovers and improves changeover time. Rexam appreciates the consistency and quality of the extruded sheet, which is then thermoformed into the finished product.

"We can always count on high quality sheet from our Davis-Standard extruders. This is important in supporting our commitment to quality, availability and service," added Borzillo.

Worldwide, Rexam serves the beverage, beauty, pharmaceuticals and food markets with around 100 manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries. The company is based in the UK. For more information about Rexam, visit For more information about Davis-Standard's sheet extrusion technology, contact Al Chrisbacher at

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