Sigma Plastics Group to Install 5-Layer VAREX Blown Film Line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher


LINCOLN, RI - The Sigma Plastics Group will install a 5-layer VAREX blown film line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation at the Nashville, TN facility of FlexSol Packaging.

The high-output, 5-layer VAREX line is being added to accommodate growth at the plant. The line has a working width of 87" and is equipped with a stacked MULTICOOL D air ring and FILMATIC TX dual turret winder. This is FlexSol's fourth VAREX from W&H at the Nashville plant. The line will produce 5-layer co-extruded film primarily for food packaging with production scheduled to begin in Q4 2011.

FlexSol Packaging, which is headquartered in Pompano Beach, FL, is a wholly-owned division of the Lyndhurst, NJ-based Sigma Plastics Group.

Sigma Plastics has more than 20 co-extrusion blown film lines from W&H. In the past year alone, five VAREX lines have been installed at two Sigma companies.

ISO Poly Films in Gray Court, SC added a 7-layer line with a 87" working width, as well as two 3- layer lines with working widths of 110" and 126" and one 63" 5-layer line. Clinton, MS-based McNeely Plastics boosted its production with a 71" 3-layer line. The companies became members of the Sigma Plastics Group in February 2009 and January 2010 respectively.

"W&H machinery performs extraordinarily well for our product lines and we intend to continue growing with W&H," said Alfred Teo, Chairman & CEO of the Sigma Plastics Group.

FlexSol Packaging Corp, member of the Sigma Plastics Group of companies, and headquartered in Pompano Beach, FL, is a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging and valueadded plastic films. FlexSol designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of custom bags and film, shrink and stretch hood films, performance and barrier films and can liners used in a wide range of applications for the food and beverage, industrial, Jan/San and agricultural endmarkets.

Sigma Plastics Group, a Certified Minority Owned Business, is the largest privately held film manufacturer in the plastics industry. Sigma Plastics Group's annual production exceeds 2 billion lbs. of raw material, turning these resins into top quality products that have lot-to-lot consistency. Sigma Plastics is committed to customer service by offering the best products available to its clients. The company is positioned to fulfill specific needs, with more than 500 extruders running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (www.alpha-industries.com)

Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry. (www.whcorp.com)

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