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Malaysian processor orders two film lines from Gloucester

Malaysian plastics processor Scientex Packaging Film has ordered two new 8-up cast stretch-film lines from Gloucester Engineering Co. Gloucester president Carl Johnson told PlasticsToday this order marks the company's highest-output stretch-film line ever sold in the Asia-Pacific region.

"Besides the fact this is a milestone for Gloucester Engineering, it's a sign that demand for film and sheet continues to grow in the Asia-Pacific region," he said.

With this new order, Scientex now has seven cast stretch film lines, with five from Gloucester. Scientex believes it now has the most stretch film capacity under one roof in the world, according to the news release. Production is expected to reach more than 150,000 tonnes/year.

The two new lines come with Gloucester's latest update to the 1002DS winder for thin film production. The film produced can routinely be as thin as 8 microns without any need for special raw materials, according to Gloucester.

Scientex is one of the largest polyethylene stretch film producers in Asia. This latest investment reflects part of Scientex's ongoing and continuous expansion plans to become the "world leader" in stretch film production, the company stated.

"Scientex is a long-time customer of Gloucester Engineering and they have always been happy with our products' performance and our customer service," Johnson said. "They purchased these new stretch film lines to expand their current capabilities."

Johnson said Gloucester expects continued business in the Asia-Pacific region "due to that region's need for high quality film and sheet, and high quality, high output extrusion machinery and equipment."

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