Davis-Standard’s global converting expertise at ICE China

Davis-Standard's dsx flex-pack machine
Davis-Standard’s dsx flex-pack machine

The Global Advantage offered by Davis-Standard’s converting technology and support services will be promoted at ICE China, Booth #1A02, November 16-18. The company is one of the market leaders in processing equipment and services for extrusion coating, liquid coating, blown film and cast film, serving customers on every continent. At ICE, Davis-Standard will highlight new liquid coating technology and its line of cost-effective, high productivity processing systems for converting applications – the dsX series.

In liquid coating, Davis-Standard developed a new curtain slide coater and five-roll silicone coater. Both technologies are capable of high rates and ease of maintenance. The curtain slide coater applies single layer coatings at rates up to 2,800 fpm with expansion capabilities up to two additional layers. The five-roll silicone coater is capable of applying 100 per cent silicone at rates up to 2,400 fpm. This coater is constructed of stainless steel for ease of cleanup and includes a mist removal system. Davis-Standard offers more than 50 liquid coating methods including gravure, rod, slot die, reverse roll and smooth roll transfer, supporting applications in tapes and labels, silicone-coated products and specialty coating markets.

Davis-Standard’s dsX line of extrusion coating, cast film and blown film equipment offers processors advantages in price, performance and delivery. Each system is engineered for greater up-time, increased productivity and reduced waste, and is backed by the company’s 24/7 global support network. The dsX flex-pack has been especially well received worldwide, offering converters and package printers a high-value option for expanding sales in the price-sensitive flexible packaging market. The dsX flex-pack’s adaptable machine configuration gives processors the capabilities and flexibility needed to ramp up and compete effectively for a variety of rapidly emerging application opportunities. Examples of applications include salted snack and noodle bags, toothpaste tubes, sachet packs, personal care products, condiment packs and stand-up pouches.

The dsX technology supports cast and blown film applications with the dsX s-tretch and dsX flex-film systems. The dsX s-tretch is the first cast film line of its kind featuring integrated pre-stretch capabilities as an alternative to traditional pre-stretching methods. Processors can take advantage of thinner films, higher line speeds, reduced waste and improved film strength. In blown film, the dsX flex-film is designed for applications in printing and laminating, flexible packaging, collation shrink and bag making, hood shrink and surface printing. Options for Davis-Standard’s industry-leading air ring and feedscrew designs are available, as well as different widths and die sizes to accommodate multiple products.

Regional service teams support converting equipment before, during and after the sale with timely delivery and installation, readily available spare parts and prompt customer service. This includes service and support for Davis-Standard’s line of control systems. The company is the home to Circonix Technologies, which supports the ability to upgrade PLC, drive and mechanical systems on thousands of existing installations, including non Davis-Standard brands.