The Journey Begins!
Our latest proud addition to the family, a state-of-the-art, Macchi 3 layer co-extruder. The entire staff watched with bated breath as components were lowered through the roof. We then had the excellence and precision of the Italian technicians to assist us with the installation.
There were days when positioning of a component took 12 hours to get measurements down to the last millimetre. After 3 weeks of hard work, we were ready for start-up. There was an initial learning curve but we are proud to say that our staff have embraced the changes and are producing really high quality material from this machine.
At the Macchi factory
The start of our machine
Starting up the first time...
Much excitement as the containers and crane arrive.
Making sure everything is perfect before lift-off!
We all held our breath as part of the extruder was hoisted up into the air...
... and a huge sigh of relief as the rollers are safely placed on the platform
Time to unpack all the pieces
Many days of hard work and stress followed, but it was all worth it in the end!
After 3 weeks we are ready for start up...
The end of an era as we knew it, but the start of exciting times!