Charter Films Adding W&H Line for Barrier Films
SUPERIOR, Wis.—Charter Films is installing a new Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) blown film extrusion line capable of producing multi-layered coextruded barrier films. The line is scheduled to be in production in late December 2009.
Films that will be produced on the new extrusion line will allow the company to better serve its customers that use both monolayer and/or three-layer films, but also have more demanding packaging applications that require the use of barrier films to retard or prevent the passage of liquids, aromas, or gases.
Primary applications for films produced on the new line will be high-barrier films for food packaging applications, such as meat and cheese, seafood, crackers, cookies, and nuts. Other applications include barrier films for pet food and select industrial applications.
Brian Beuning, director of sales and marketing at Charter Films, states, “We have had existing customers asking us the last few years if we have given thought to producing barrier films; until this time we have always told them, not yet. We believe the timing is right for us now. With our existing capacity and technical capabilities, adding this state-of-the-art W&H barrier line helps us to round out our product offerings.”
For more information on Charter Films, visit www.charterfilms.com.