In the film and foil conversion process, raw plastic materials such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyester (PET) are able to be converted into thin films and foils to be used later in various packing applications including industrial, food, and medical packaging. This film and foil converting process permits packaging materials to be customized to meet certain requirements as the size, shape, thickness, and appearance of films can be modified to fit the specific needs of different product applications. This system of conversion can also support sustainability initiatives in the plastics industry as converters may include recyclable or compostable materials into packaging structures, promoting eco-friendly packaging solutions.
At Parkinson Technologies, our Marshall and Williams biax orientation line can quickly produce these polymer rolls which are then converted into smaller, packaging ready rolls through our line of Dusenbery slitter rewinders. These slitter rewinders are able to efficiently slit widths from 2 inches (50.8 mm) to full width and are conducive to slitting even pressure sensitive materials to convert them into the finished rolls of film and foil.