More efficient and sustainable: These features describe the new 5-layer-stretch-film-for-silage extrusion line from Austrian packaging manufacturer Coveris in Kufstein, Tyrol. The new extrusion facility, which was recently put into full operation, continues the modernisation efforts at the plant and significantly increases production speed of stretch film for silage bales. Coveris is one of the top 5 silage film manufacturers in the world. Its investments provide the company with an important basis for product innovation, especially when it comes to sustainability.
The production of stretch films for agricultural use is inherently subject to seasonal fluctuations and is also extremely time-critical. This results in high demands in terms of efficiency: "In the northern hemisphere, we sell our goods starting in February, and by the time the dandelions have faded in May, delivery to customers must already have been completed," says Jan-Torsten Vollmer, Head of Operations at Coveris in Kufstein. "Thanks to our new 5-layer-stretch-film-for-silage facility and the resulting increase in capacity, we will be able to better serve this demanding market and further expand our leading market position."
Range expansion with focus on sustainability
Multi-layer stretch films, such as those that can be produced with the new facility at Coveris in Kufstein, allow for the combination of several different functional material layers - an important basis for the development of future-oriented product innovations. Coveris also makes use of this to consistently drive forward the company's "No Waste" vision. This is achieved, for example, by integrating a recyclate layer of PCR material into film solutions.
"We have successfully turned recyclate material from old films into a component of a new silage film without compromising performance," says Vollmer. "In addition, we only use electricity from renewable energy sources for our production. Both factors contribute to resource conservation and make a small yet not insignificant contribution to CO2 reductions in the agricultural sector," says Vollmer.
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