To showcase how the EVOLUTION extrusion technology leads to superior packaging films in combination with advanced resin and processing know-how, Reifenhäuser Singapore conducted the first Asia Barrier Summit and Advanced Film Open House in Thailand on March 22 and 23, 2013. The event was held in partnership with Plastissimo, a longstanding Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion customer with four blown film machines, and the resin suppliers Mitsui, Kuraray and BASF.
60 participants from six Asian countries took part. Visitors were able to witness the production of advanced 5- and 9-layer packaging and barrier films on Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion EVOLUTION lines. Juergen Rehkopf, Managing Director of Reifenhäuser Singapore says: “The success of the event was overwhelming. The lines demonstrated their extraordinary flexibility and superior performance. In purging and product changeover the EVOLUTION technology is setting standards for the industry.”
The event was complemented by a one-day conference with lively networking sessions and lectures conducted by the partnering resin suppliers and Reifenhäuser. Due to the high interest generated by customers and the positive feedback from the participants,Reifenhäuser Singapore is planning similar focused events in short order.
About Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion GmbH
With more than 60 years of experience and more than 7,000 lines installed, Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion, a subsidiary of the Reifenhäuser Group, is one of the world’s leading providers of blown film extrusion lines and other equipment for the production and subsequent processing of high quality plastic film.
Newly launched in 2010, the new EVOLUTION product series covers the entire spectrum of blown film, from 3-layer to 9-layer lines. The technology can be used for production in simple packaging applications, but is equally well suited for manufacturing complex, high-tech films and food packaging with special barrier properties. The company is headed by Edgar Gandelheidt and employs around 220 employees at its sites in Worms and Troisdorf.