Macro Partners with a Major European Flexible Packaging Leader on Quadex™ biaxially-oriented Film Lines
Film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. (Canada) has closed a deal with a major flexible packaging solutions supplier for several Quadex™ state-of-the-art 9-layer systems in Europe.
The lines are designed to handle various materials including barrier resins such as polyamide, EVOH, and PVdC to produce films that offer exceptional strength to match the enhanced barrier effects that can be achieved with the bi-oriented process. These films are then converted into shrink bags for the food packaging industry, particularly meat and cheese.
Martin Baron, Director of Sales at Macro, comments about these lines: “The extruder screws are specially designed to process different materials so that there is no need to change the screws when processing resins from commodity to specialty engineering resins. The lines showcase proprietary 9-layer die and calibrator technologies; thanks to Macro’s innovative design, the lines are able to produce a desirable range of shrink films for meat and cheese packaging. The film can also be irradiated for crosslinking, in order to achieve even higher performance properties. Macro was the chosen supplier since the customer has some unique requirements to build the lines according to their specifications. Macro’s equipment also offers the best performance/cost ratio. Macro’s strength in custom machinery at a reasonable price was the deciding factor for them to get the orders. We look forward to many more successful projects to come.
The system was designed with features to further minimize waste and maximize energy efficiency. The Macro process control system includes the “ReadyRun” feature in which the customer can restore frequently used recipes at the push of a button. This significantly reduces changeover time and improves the consistency of the products.
The line is also equipped with the “Green Energy” feature in which the energy consumption is optimized during the heat and cool process; the customer is able to view energy consumption in real-time. This feature helps them to know which recipes are the most efficient to produce.
Macro announces the addition of David Anzini as Technical Sales Manager - Southeast US
Mississauga, Ontario Macro Engineering & Technology Inc., a film and sheet equipment supplier based in Mississauga, Ontario, is pleased to announce the addition of David Anzini as Technical Sales Manager for Southeast US. David has over 40 years of experience in the extrusion industry and has vast experience in plastics processing. He has worked for Mobil, Pactiv, Conwed, ITW Zip-Pak, and most recently Celgard LLC (an Asahi Kasei company). David has a B.S. and a M.S. from the University of Connecticut in Chemical Engineering. He is based in Fort Mill, SC, and can be reached at email@example.com or at (315) 945-1153. David is also replacing Steve Gammell, Senior Technical Sales who has worked for Macro Engineering since April 2020. Steve will be retiring at the end of April.
“We look forward to having David Anzini on our team. We trust that our customers will benefit greatly from David’s vast experience in plastics extrusion, and he will be a great asset to Macro Engineering as we specialize in custom machinery; an in-depth knowledge of equipment design to help our customers make the best products possible is our focal point” says Karen Xiao, VP of Technology, “We would also like to thank Steve Gammell for his service to Macro and would like to wish him the best in his retirement”
Macro announces the addition of Alfredo Santa as Area Sales Manager
Film and sheet extrusion systems supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Alfredo Santa as Area Sales Manager for Canada and Latin America. Mr. Santa joins the team with more than 15 years of experience in the plastics industry after working for recognized companies in North America such as Cincinnati Milacron and StackTeck. Alfredo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSc from Los Andes University in Colombia) and an MBA from Carleton University in Ottawa. He can be reached at + 1 416 568-2957 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of a reorganization in the Sales department, Martin Woollard -Technical Sales Engineer who has been with Macro for more than six years- is now responsible for sales in the Asia-Pacific region and North East United States. Mr. Woollard can be reached at +1 647 292-2394 or email@example.com
“As technology leaders in co-extrusion and custom machinery systems, we want to keep a stronger presence in our strategic regions. We look forward to further building relationships with our customers and partnering with them to be successful” mentioned Martin Baron, MACRO’s Director of Sales.
Macro Engineering Announces New Agents in Central America and Russia
Macro Engineering and Technology Inc., a leading supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems, is pleased to announce the expansion of its sales channel by adding SIMA LATINOAMERICANA S.A. and Michael Fishman as their newest agents. The former will represent Macro in the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama as well as Dominican Republic; the latter will do the same in Russia.
“We are excited to start working with our new agents. I am confident they will be a great asset to strengthen our sales support for our customers in those regions. Earlier this year we started to work with our new agent in Croatia KLIŠE-KOP. We now continue to expand our global presence with these two new agents in Central America and Russia, as part of Macro’s plan for 2020 to bring growth in sales and customer service performance” said Martin Baron, Director of Sales.
Both partners look forward to an excellent business relationship, and the strengthening of Macro’s presence in each region.
Film and sheet extrusion systems supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. is happy to announce that Steve Gammell has joined the company in the role of Area Sales Manager for the Southeast USA region.
“Steve brings with him over 45 years of experience in the plastic industry spanning from film manufacturing to sales leadership roles in various OEMs in Canada, USA and Europe. Steve will be a great asset to strengthen our sales support for our customers in the US” said Martin Baron, Director of Sales.
Effective immediately, Steve will oversee all sales activities for the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Macro Engineering Announces New Agent in Croatia
Macro Engineering and Technology Inc., a leading supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems, is pleased to announce the signing of a representation agreement with KLIŠE-KOP, a well-respected Company in Croatia. “KLIŠE-KOP’s impressive team will definitely bring new sales in a region where Macro has not been really present until now” said Martin Baron, Director of Sales
KLIŠE-KOP have been in business over 36 years and enjoy an excellent reputation in the region, which in addition to Croatia it includes Austria, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia. Their list of principals includes companies like Soma, Focus, Celmacch, Orafol, Sandon, Tech Sleeves and XL Plastics.
Roman Šoic, Commercial Director, adds “KLIŠE-KOP is pleased to have been appointed Macro’s representative in our region. Macro’s extrusion systems and services fill a void in our portfolio” Both partners look forward to an excellent business relationship, and the strengthening of Macro’s presence in the region.
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Macro Names Martin Baron Director of Sales
(February 12, 2020 Mississauga, Ontario) Plastic film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. announced today that Latin American Sales Manager Martin Baron has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales.
Effective immediately, Martin will oversee all sales activities in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, working with our regional sales managers and agents. Martin is based in Macro’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. “I’m excited for the opportunity to help Macro’s sales team to achieve further success and deliver value and quality to our clients. Macro is uniquely positioned for growth since we focus on custom-engineered equipment to suit our customer needs. We see a lot of opportunities in this area as most of our competitors are standardizing all their product lines.” Mr. Baron commented.
“I have tremendous confidence in Martin’s ability to implement and manage the sales activities, identify new market opportunities, and define the actions required to generate new growth in a manner that is aligned with Macro’s fundamental commitment to innovation” says David Cui, Executive Director.
Macro Engineering Starts 2019 with Record Sales
Film and sheet extrusion machinery supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. (Canada) has had an excellent start to the year 2019. Following the success of launching Macro’s new line Quadex (Bi-axially oriented multiple-bubble lines) in 2018 and adding two new agents in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, Macro starts the new year of 2019 with tremendous growth on dies, air rings, and winders sales.“We are very excited to start 2019 with unprecedented growth in sales. This is right on track with the new machining capabilities we acquired last year in die manufacturing. It is a reassurance from the industry that we are a leader in supplying extrusion systems and components” says Jim Stobie, Macro’s CEO.
Many of these are repeat orders from our existing customers who are extremely satisfied with the equipment they received from Macro.
Macro Engineering’s new Quadex™ bi-axially oriented line for bone-in applications
Macro Engineering and Technology, a leading supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems, has recently enhanced its Quadex™ bi-axially oriented multiple-bubble lines for the production of films with Nylon and EVOH, particularly for bone-in-meat high barrier shrink bags.
Macro has developed the process and the right combination of materials for a successful product, and we include this process know-how with the line purchase.
This line offers the latest bi-ax process technology, computer-based automation, and overall control.
Different configurations include 7, 9 or 11 layers
Ability to run up to three layers of nylon with the main barrier layer being EVOH
Film width from 200 to 500 mm
Film thickness from 40 to 90 microns
Production output from 50 to 150 kg/h
Equipped with our newest Quadex™ technology to better tailor the film properties
Macro Engineering and Technology has earned its extensive reputation for delivering unmatched technology, flawless execution and after sales support for the most efficient process with over 60 Macro bi-ax lines running worldwide. The newest Quadex™ line has just been successfully installed at a customer in South America.
Macro Engineering Partners with Brazilian Film Manufacturer Meiwa in Installation of a Second Cling PVC Cast Film Line
Macro Engineering and Technology, a leading supplier of film and sheet extrusion systems, announced the installation of a technologically advanced cling PVC cast film extrusion line at MEIWA Embalagens in Brazil. MEIWA is an innovative manufacturer of polymer film in the food packaging industry. “MEIWA was very happy with our first installation of the cling PVC cast film line, but wanted to tweak the second line for some specific requirements. Macro offers a unique value proposition from our competitors in that we custom engineer all our lines to suit different customers’ specific needs, so we were happy to accommodate MEIWA’s requests.” Stated Jim Stobie, CEO of Macro Engineering.
“We wanted a partner that would provide consistent quality, have good after sales service, and would tailor the equipment to our needs,” stated Ricardo Huang, Director of MEIWA Embalagens. “We did not want an off-the-shelf line that everyone else has, we have some unique requirements that Macro provided innovative solutions for.
In addition to the two PVC cling film lines, MEIWA also has a line from Macro to produce polystyrene foam.
This new cling PVC cast film line is capable of producing thicknesses in the range of 8-16μm, with a die width of 2.2 meters. The winder can produce 4 ups across the web at a line speed of 250 m/min.
Macro Wins Multiple Awards
On November 22, Canada Export Awards Selected Macro Engineering & Technology, a global supplier of film and sheet systems, as one of the 2016 Finalists in Export Awards Ontario in pursuing growth in international markets.
In June, Macro Engineering won the TECHNOLOGY INNOVATOR AWARDS 2016 for the Best Global Extrusion Systems Supplier & Recognized Leader in Customized Winding Solutions.
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