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Davis-Standard has announced it will launch its latest cast-film line to the Asian market at Chinaplas 2014.
First launched at K 2013, the dsX inline pre-stretch line is specifically aimed at the fast-growing stretch film market.
"At Chinaplas we are excited to launch our latest cast-film line. It's a high-speed line capable of producing 750m per minute of 8 micron film," explained Jim Murphy, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Davis-Standard. "In addition to the high speed and ability to run very thin films, we have a unique winder on the dsX line, which has the capability to do coreless winding, as well as re-stretch."
The company says the line would benefit film producers looking to increase efficiency and output versus older lines, as well as distributors looking to vertically integrate and drive down cost. Murphy added that in the six months since its European launch at K 2013, the dsX line has been demonstrated to a number of customers in its Dusseldorf factory and has been "very well received."
In addition, Davis-Standard says it is continuing to invest in its Chinese manufacturing facility with the addition of a spare parts and service centre.
Chinaplas 2014 marks two years since the company opened its first manufacturing facility in China in Suzhou and says that it is an important market.
"We've made China our home. We are expanding our manufacturing capabilities in China and we have a number of ongoing development efforts for products fit for the needs of the Chinese and Asian markets," said Sekaran Murugaiah, VP of Business Development for Asia-Pacific.
"With our new spare parts and service centre our customers in this region can benefit from 24-shipment from locally-held stock, replacing the need for parts to be ordered in from our holdings in the US or Europe. Additionally, local language support and the acceptance of local currency also makes business easier for our Chinese and Asian customers."