Wayne Machine Delivers New Extrusion Film Technology to AAPPI

TOTOWA, NJ - Wayne Machine & Die Company has designed, built and sold a combination 5-LAYER YELLOW JACKET LABORATORY BLOWN AND CAST FILM LINE to the Advanced and Applied Polymer Processing Institute in Danville, Virginia. This system is based upon new Yellow Jacket die technology that is capable of producing 5 layer blown and cast plastic film in A-B-C-B-A and other configurations. The line can process polyolefins such as LDPE, LLDPE, and HDPE, barrier materials such as EVOH, and adhesives for tie layer applications. It is ideal for rapid development of multi-layer structures for subsequent testing, while using small amounts of raw material, utilizing 5-Layer blown film stack type die and a 5 Layer feedblock and cast film die. The line consists of three (3) 1" 24:1 YELLOW JACKET extruders, dies, blown film takeoff, cast film takeoff and torque controlled winder. The NEW line is capable of up to 12" layflat blown film and 8" wide cast film. Full instrumentation, including digital auto-tune temperature controls, melt pressure indicators and melt temperature indicators, are part of each extruder. The line includes a PC based data acquisition system that interfaces to each extruder control panel and to record process parameters for statistical analysis, create trending plots and perform recipe storage.

The Advanced and Applied Polymer Processing Institute is a full-service polymer processing and research center. AAPPI is an innovation enterprise of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (www.ialr.org) in partnership with Virginia Tech. The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is focused on the economic transformation of Southside Virginia.

Pictures are attached of the blown film configuration. Another picture is available of the cast film. For further information contact:
Dr. Joseph V. Scuralli, President
Wayne Machine & Die Company
100 Furler Street
Totowa, NJ 07512-1896 USA
Phone: 973-256-7374
Fax: 973-256-1778
Email: jscuralli@waynemachine.com
Web: www.waynemachine.com

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