Davis-Standard’s dsX flex-pack Proves Valuable to Global Extrusion Coating Market


Davis-Standard’s dsX flex-pack Proves Valuable to Global Extrusion Coating Market


Davis-Standard’s dsX flex-pack™ line for extrusion coating continues to gain momentum among processors worldwide. Recent installations in Poland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and China have proven the concept of this versatile machine with short installation and commissioning times. Since being introduced at K 2013, the line has been installed on nearly every continent, enabling processors to cost-effectively produce all types of flexible packaging.


“The market for flexible packaging continues to grow with an anticipated global growth rate of 4.4 percent through 2018,” explained Rick Keller, Davis-Standard’s Vice President of Extrusion Coating and Liquid Coating. “This is especially prevalent in China, Southeast Asia and India where the growth has been substantial.  Demand for flexible packaging is expanding, and processors are seeking reliable equipment with a fast start-up that can adapt to changing demands. We anticipate sales to remain strong for this machine well into the coming years.”  


“The line’s unique combination of Davis-Standard’s deep experience with an efficient footprint and low pricing, has convinced a new generation of customers to trust in our know-how,” noted Chris Barton, Vice President, Sales EMEA. 


The dsX flex-pack has excelled in the areas of extruder performance, web handling, lamination bonding, unwind splice efficiency and consistent winding. It is available in 1200, 1350 and 1550mm widths and processors are able to regularly achieve speeds up to 450 mpm. Converters benefit from reduced variability and better end product quality, greater uptime and productivity, less waste and lower costs, and capabilities for a wide range of applications. The latest versions of the dsX flex-pack have been adapted to provide tandem extrusion coating capabilities, further expanding the machine’s relevance in the marketplace.


“The best part about this line in addition to the price and delivery, is the quality of the components,” said Keller. “The extruder is best in class; the web handling has the highest alignment standards in the industry; the unwind offers a double-direction lap splice at full speed; and the lamination bonding is second to none, maintaining polymer melt temperatures for quality adhesion and uniformity. This is all made possible by proven technology and electrical systems. We have certainly lived up to Davis-Standard’s excellent reputation for quality in offering a system such as this that addresses price and performance on a global scale.” 


For more information about the dsX flex-pack, contact Rick Keller at