Raven Industries Engineered Films Division announces the full integration and qualification of their newest blown film line installed earlier this year: a seven-layer oriented barrier system.
The new extrusion line is next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil up to 10 mil in thickness. Unique add-on features strictly control film profiling and processing to meet specific performance parameters, along with barrier design flexibility that delivers added value to end-use applications.
This new system features targeted in-line annealing to control film tension and web flattening characteristics, necessary for precise films used in lamination and OEM conversion operations.
The versatile seven-layer die configuration includes high volume IBC airflow and is designed for further nine-layer expansion. The innovative winding system includes full-shaft handling and auto-conveyers to produce small consumer packaging as well as large-scale mill rolls ranging up to 40-inch diameter.
Raven worked closely with industry experts at Davis Standard to commission and qualify the new line, built specifically to a projected vision for lightweight barrier formulations with several distinctive features.
"The addition of this new seven-layer line expands the range of product capabilities beyond our existing barrier lines by targeting thinner film profiles, with several distinct features to realize increased throughput efficiencies for consumer-sized rolls, which are packaged and sold straight off the line," states Anthony Schmidt, vice president and general manager for Raven Industries Engineered Films Division.