Berndorf Band Group’s worldwide R&D and test centers: Pilot line for film and foil casting

Berndorf, February 2022 – With more than 90-years’ experience, the Berndorf Band Group is an international market leader in the production of steel belt systems and offers worldwide R&D and Test Centers for clients. In the production of high-quality films and foils, it is vital that the steel belt, casting and drying systems are designed precisely in conjunction with the materials used. These systems must also meet the increasing energy and quality requirements placed on producers across the globe. At Berndorf Band’s R&D and test center, we ensure this is possible for your business through testing your processes and materials on our pilot line for film and foil casting.

 

Berndorf Band Group’s worldwide R&D and test centers: Pilot line for film and foil casting

  • What are Casters exactly?
  • Range of applications for our pilot line for film and foil casting
  • Pilot line for film and foil casting: Products & industries
  • Benefits of Berndorf Band Group’s pilot line for film and foil casting

 

What are Casters exactly?

Berndorf Band Group’s Caster (Steel Belt Casting and Drying System) is a caster used for the manufacturing of thin films, foils and membranes. Typical common synonyms for this manufacturing process are polymer solution casting or slot die extrusion.

Of course, each product has different manufacturing parameters and requests. This is why Berndorf Band Group offers product-specific solutions and ongoing support from the very beginning. One of the many benefits of our diverse product portfolio is that, when you visit the Berndorf R&D and Test Center, our experts will assist you in testing production options, including each individual process required for your product’s development. At our R&D and Test Center in Berndorf, you have the unique chance to test different steel belt surfaces and drying processes with your casting solutions on our pilot line. This will determine not only the suitability of various systems and solutions, but also offers a chance to optimize the materials and energy used throughout production. Using our years of specialist experience, the Berndorf Band Group is ready to support you from product development and process design to the first round of production and beyond.

Range of application for our pilot line for film and foil casting

Berndorf Band Group’s Caster has a wide range of applications to meet each product’s unique needs. At the Berndorf R&D and Test Center, our experts utilize our pilot line for film and foil casting to give you the support you need to turn your product into reality, from product development to manufacturing product samples.

 

In the first instance, the pilot line for film and foil casting can be used to test a variety of steel belts, from mill-finished to nano polish, to different casting and drying systems. It also makes it possible to test the production of water-based films and foils.

 

The pilot line applications include:

 

  • Casting of water-based casting mixtures
  • Process & production development together with our experts
  • The evaluation of optimal processes and system parameters
  • Optimization of the drying process
  • Energy optimization for process and machine designs

 

Pilot line for film and foil casting: products & industries

Our R&D Center in Austria and worldwide test centers offer the chance to test equipment that is suited to any number of industries, from automotive and aerospace to electronics. The pilot line for film and foil casting in particular can be used for industries that require thin films and foils.

 

Benefits of Berndorf Band Group’s pilot line for film and foil casting

Perhaps the most obvious benefit of Berndorf Band Group’s pilot line for film and foil casting is that it allows for the development of optimum process and system parameters. Throughout the development process, our experts will assist you to determine the optimum production speed, temperature profile and more. The pilot line for film and foil casting is able to test production using temperatures from 25 °C (77 °F) to 180 °C (356 °F), and adjust the belt speed from 0.1 m/min to 10m/min. Our experienced experts will support you in converting your process to production scale.

While in the process of testing at our R&D and Test Center, we will of course test the manufacturing process from the development and production of materials until production of the final product. This ensures that each step of the production process is optimized for you, with the assistance of our specialists. Moreover, it means that through the testing process we will manufacture samples of your product for you.

Throughout the testing process, the pilot line for film and foil casting will record processing data, ensuring we can reproduce the production process, including speed, temperature, film thickness and more. This data ensures that, once the machine design and production process has been finalized, production of your product can begin seamlessly, with the help of our experts.

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