Since its introduction, Reifenhäuser Kiefel has sold 75 lines, from single- to nine-layer systems, around the world, with particularly positive order intake from Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Poland and South Africa. In South Africa, the local agent is Ferrostaal.
According to Ferrostaal’s recently-appointed MD, Eric Duggan (see page 105), a significant number of Kiefel extrusion systems have recently been ordered by South African flexible packaging converters.
Among highlights of the Evolution system are low-temperature barrier screws with a specially-designed heating and cooling zone suitable for all types of polyolefins and technical polymers such as EVOH, PA, EVA and elastomers.
It also features a flexible horizontal distributor die head, allowing a wide spectrum of different polymers and layer ratios; robust oscillating take-off with A-frames and side guides in split design; optimised width control loop and slitting knives for waste-free film production; a surface gap winder with tension and pressure controls; intuitive smartphone-like control using a 24” touch screen; and last but not least a robot system for core and reel handling.
All these features have shown that Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion has listened to customers and understood their demands. ‘This talent for listening is important and plays a vital role in our philosophy,’ comments Sascha Skora, the company’s senior sales manager.