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Starlinger reaches milestone

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World Fertilizer,

Starlinger has released a statement claiming that it has delivered its 100th lamiTEC for coating and laminating of woven plastic fabric.

The company developed lamiTEC for use on a variety of woven plastic fabrics. It is commonly applied for practical reasons such as tightness and shelf life.

In April 2018, Starlinger delivered the 100th lamiTEC to Fatima Packaging in Pakistan, which has been producing woven plastic sacks for fertilizer, sugar, rice, seeds, chemicals and other products on Starlinger machinery since 2012. Fatima Packaging not only uses the sacks to package its own products; it also supplies companies in Pakistan and Afghanistan with packaging material. The coating process on the lamiTEC MX ensures that the content of the woven bags is protected from external influences, such as moisture. The machine is part of a complete AD*STAR project. This means that the installed capacity of currently approximately 52 million sacks per year will be increased shortly. In addition to the coating line, the scope of supply comprises a tape extrusion line with automatic winders, as well as a printing line rollFLEX PX and a sack conversion line of the new generation ad*starKON HX. The conversion line is equipped with the option microSTAR+, which allows for efficient aeration of the sacks’ content through finest microperforation of the coated fabric.

Senior Extrusion Engineer Michael Aigner said: “The lamiTEC is a high speed coating and laminating machine capable of performing a fully automatic roll change.

“Apart from being efficient, this ensures consistently high coating quality.”

A special technical feature of the lamiTEC is the newly developed Starlinger edge trim refeed, which allows the customer to recycle not only common edge trims, but also a composition of fabric, coating, and BOPP film. This feature leads to a substantial reduction of the production waste that occurs throughout the laminating process.

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