Sigma Plastics Group has ordered its 53rd Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film machine. The VAREX II line will be installed in Sigma’s ISOFlex Indiana plant in Washington, Indiana – a plant that features all W&H lines and is dedicated to producing high-end film.

The 103-inch, 5-layer POD VAREX II is equipped with a FILMATIC S dual-service winder with reverse winding capabilities. It is the fourth VAREX at ISOFlex Indiana, joining another 5-layer VAREX II, which was commissioned in 2018, along with two 7-layer VAREX barrier film lines.

“This new W&H line will provide us with the most flexibility for anticipated market demands and assures that we will continue to make a high-quality product that performs exceptionally,” says David McKinney, CO-COO of ISOFlex.

In addition to the new VAREX II, Sigma Plastics ordered a 103-inch FILMATIC S winder to be used on an existing 3-layer W&H VAREX line from 2003 at ISOFlex in Gray Court, South Carolina.

These investments follow Sigma’s 2018 investment in 6 OPTIMEX FFS blown film lines for Republic Bags, two VAREX II lines for McNeely Plastics and the 5-layer VAREX II for ISOFlex Indiana.


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