||A completely new layer multiplier enables producers of cast film and sheet to obtain the substantial property enhancements of microlayer structures yet is easier to deploy, more compact, more accurate, and far more versatile than any other layer multiplier system, including one previously offered by EDI, the company announced today.
The advanced layer multiplier was developed by EDI engineers and is available to purchasers without licensing or royalties. Tooling based on the new design can be supplied for applications over a large range of widths and has been used successfully for a 171-in. (4.3 m) product, according to Gary D. Oliver, vice president of technology. The system can be engineered to multiply materials from three, five, seven, nine, or more melt streams.