250th VAREX II goes to Pro-Pals
Two milestones were reached when Laval, Canada-based Pro-Pals Industries Ltd. ordered a VAREX II. For Pro-Pals, this milestone was the company’s start in blown film extrusion and for W&H it marked the construction of the 250th VAREX II line, which was launched at K 2013.
In Pro-Pals’ 40 year history, the company has specialized in printing and converting and purchased film from outside suppliers. Going forward, about 80% of film will be manufactured in house allowing the company to control the entire production process and pass this added value on to customers.
While expanding their facility to accommodate the new machinery, Pro-Pals sent its extrusion team to the W&H Technical Center in Lengerich for trials and to work on formulations. “Being able to use the lab is a unique service and was a real advantage for us. The training itself was a good mix of theory and practice that we found very useful,” said Pro-Pals-Vicepresident Lucio Casale, Jr.