Over the short stretch of time between the start of K-2007 in late October to the end of 2007 Macro’s sales for complete extrusion systems saw tremendous growth. The quick succession of high-value orders placed during the forth quarter of 2007 has brought the equipment supplier record setting sales. “The sales total from projects to be delivered in 2008 has already doubled that of total sales in 2005 and we’ve just stepped into the new year” stated Mirek Planeta, Macro’s president.
Headlining the recent sales is an order for a 9-layer BXL blown film coextrusion line sold in mid November to Kopejsky Plastic, a flexible film processor located in Russia. The line is designed for the production of high-barrier, 9-layer laminating and thermoforming films with nylon and EVOH with an output of 340 kg/hour.
At the heart of the line will be a 9-layer MacroPack stackable die equipped with the ACCUPRO automatic gauge control system. The line will also feature nine MacroPlast extruders, a D10 air ring, and Macro’s popular Automax-T bi-directional turret winders.
Nearing the conclusion of K-2007, Macro announced its entry into the Indian market with orders for two extrusion lines: a 7-Layer BXL blown film line equipped with Macro’s encapsulation technology, which will enable the processor to produce 9-layer structures, and a specialty cast PVC film line. “We’ve just recently started to promote Macro’s products and services in this part of the world and the initial response has been terrific,” said Dr. Harinder Tamber, Macro’s Technology Manager and sales representative for India. “These milestone projects should help solidify Macro’s reputation in the Indian market as a technology leader. Following the successful installation of these projects along with our excellent global reputation Macro’s future in India will look very promising.”
Downward extrusion lines have also been in demand from Macro with orders for three custom double-bubble lines sold to a processor in Eastern Europe and another order for a 5-layer DXL double-bubble line destined for China.
Other orders placed during this time period include a 3-Layer BXL blown film line sold to a processor in Moldova, and various custom-built machinery projects.
“The projects keep rolling in” said Planeta, “We’re busier than ever with upcoming extrusion projects. These projects combined with our custom engineered projects, such as specialty winders and custom-built sheet lines will keep us very busy well into 2008.”