Loparex, a global specialist in release liners, has purchased a new high-speed tandem extrusion coating line from Sung An Machinery (SAM).
The new high-performance line from SAM will be operational in early 2020 and will double Loparex’s manufacturing capacity in Europe for poly-coated release liners. The SAM machine will incorporate the latest printing, primer coating and extrusion technology. Loparex stated that the investment will enhance its capability to provide high quality release liner products to the market.
Jan Hilbrink, managing director at Loparex Europe, commented: ‘Loparex is committed to the release liner market and the support of our customers’ growth plans. The new capacity will give us additional capabilities to serve our customers with poly-coated release liners, designed to meet their market needs through an experienced team of sales, technical support and product development professionals.
‘The decision to go with SAM for this high-speed machine is because of its high responsiveness, ability to deliver on tight timelines, commercial competitiveness, and eagerness to further improve their performance continuously.’
SAM chairman DH Shin said: ‘SAM is proud to be part of Loparex’s growth, with multiple coating line projects since 2010 and now this latest extrusion coating system.
‘SAM has been rapidly growing in the European market with our focus on high performance machine systems and strong technical support from our European office located in Casale Monferrato, Italy.’