SML Garners Order For Wide-Web Coextrusion Line

SML, Austria, has received a contract from a Korea-based company to build a wide-web coextrusion
coating and laminating line for its operation in China. The 4,400-millimeter-wide line, billed by
SML as the most advanced such line worldwide, will feature an overhead mounted coextrusion unit;
fully automated, shaftless unwinding and rewinding stations with high-speed splicing capabilities;
automated profile-controlled die with motorized deckles; automated thickness control with multiple
gauge frames for differential measurement; and customized Corona treatment stations; among other

The line, expected to be installed by the end of 2005, has been designed to allow upgrading
to a second-phase tandem version. It will be used in the manufacture of wide tarpaulins with shiny,
dull or embossed surface patterns; and sandwich laminates having up to five layers.

July 2005