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100 % recyclability and excellent barrier properties need not be a contradiction in terms. The patented Reifenhäuser EVO Ultra Stretch unit makes polyethylene (PE). As a monomaterial, it is a high-performance, economical alternative to PET.
Stretched PE film for complex packaging applications
In conventional composite packaging, PET provides stability and barrier properties. On the downside, its recyclability is very restricted. Stretched PE produced with Reifenhäuser technology can fully replace PET with no loss of quality. The EVO Ultra Stretch process produces PE film with mechanical properties that meet all the requirements of the packaging industry in terms of high-performance packaging and its conversion: excellent heat.sealing property, high stiffness in the machine direction, good flatness, and perfect printability.
Energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness make entry easier
The process involves stretching the film from initial heat to ten times its surface area. Due to its patented positioning in the haul-off, the EVO Ultra Stretch features extremely low energy consumption and high process stability. A major advantage is that the PE film can be converted on existing conversion lines with no adaptation required. This makes the switchover to packaging made from PE monomaterial considerably easier. “To assist our customers introduce the product as smoothly as possible, we supply a full know-how package from a single source, complete with technology, film recipe, and processing parameters,” explains Eugen Friedel, Sales Direction at Reifenhäuser Blown Film. The application already passed its field trials successfully at a Reifenhäuser customer and brand owner. It is one of 15 examples for Circular Economy exhibited on the Reifenhäuser booth. “Monomaterial packaging is the key to a functioning Circular Economy,” says Eugen Friedel. On Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2.30 pm, Sascha Skora, Senior Sales Manager at Reifenhäuser Blown Film, will explain the application in a talk at the Circular Economy Forum in the VDMA pavilion on the outdoor paddock.
Experience Reifenhäuser Blown Film live: Open House in Troisdorf
Have we aroused your interest in this technology? We will present you with details on our trade fair booth at K 2019, the industry meeting place taking place in Düsseldorf on October 16 to 23. Venue: Hall 17, C22. Do you want an even closer look? Then we look forward to your visit to our Open House at the Reifenhäuser Technology Center on October, 17, 21, and 22.
Sascha Skora will hold a talk at the VDMA Circular Economy Forum entitled: “Fully Recyclable Pouch Film Made of PE”
October 17, 2019, 2.30 pm, VDMA Pavilion
About the Reifenhäuser Group
Reifenhäuser Blown Film is a member of the Reifenhäuser Group. Its highly specialist business units make it the leading provider of innovative technologies and components for plastics extrusion. Founded in 1911, the company is a global supplier of high-tech solutions. With its technologies and the know-how of its 1,600 employees, Reifenhäuser has the world's largest network of expertise in plastics extrusion technologies. The CEO of the Group is Bernd Reifenhäuser.