Sigma Stretch Film, one of the largest stretch film producers in North America, has ordered a new production line from Austria-based SML.
The line, due to be delivered in the first half of 2016, will be installed in Sigma’s Riverside, California plant, where a new 112,000sqft warehouse is built to accommodate future growth.
Mark Teo, President and COO of Sigma Plastics Group stated, “This significant investment demonstrates that Sigma is committed to growth in conjunction with our strategic distribution partners and are investing in new, differentiated equipment to add value and maintain our leadership position in the industry.”
Sigma’s new cast stretch machine will typically be used to run nine 20″ wide rolls at a time. The line will have a nine-layer feedblock which will allow production of high performance films.
Joe Graves, VP of Manufacturing and Technology at Sigma Stretch Film, added, “Increasing demand for Sigma Stretch products highlighted the need to invest in more capacity. Choosing a partner is a key part of the process. We selected SML based on their position as the leading global supplier of stretch extrusion equipment and their reputation for advanced technology and robust machinery.”