Raven Industries Announces Installation of World’s Largest Seven-Layer Barrier Sheet Line


SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the installation and start up of their newest blown sheet line; the world’s largest seven-layer barrier system. Raven is well-known for innovative manufacturing technologies along with a comprehensive range of production capabilities and is the first to install a system of this magnitude in barrier technology. Raven has worked extensively over the past 18 months alongside industry experts Davis Standard LLC during the planning, design, and development of this highly complex engineered equipment. Raven’s new line is capable of processing the widest and thickest (EVOH, Nylon) barrier structures available in the industry today, producing films up to 32 feet in circumference and sheeting up to 80 mils thick with optional surface texturing available. This machine houses a unique 60 inch diameter, seven-layer Centrex die manufactured with the latest extrusion technology and engineered to provide maximum versatility utilizing seven individual extruders for the production of barrier sheeting.

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“Our investment in this cutting-edge technology aligns with our commitment to product research and development and inspires barrier membrane advancements by providing exceptional performance and value to the industries we serve,” stated Jim Groninger, Vice President and General Manager for the Raven Engineered Films Division.

Raven provides all phases of product development beginning with design and qualification in our new state-of-the-art Technology Solutions Center and finishing with full-scale production maintaining maximum through-put capabilities within our facility. For further information or inquiries, please visit the Raven Engineered Films website at www.RavenEFD.comor contact us direct with any questions.

About Engineered Films Division: Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has established a well-known reputation for manufacturing and supplying high performance flexible films and sheeting to major markets throughout the United States and abroad. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and proven product expertise allows them to offer the most innovative and targeted product solutions in the industry. Find out more about Raven Engineered Films at www.ravenefd.com, or visit them on Twitter or Facebook. ISO 9001:2008 Certified Management System.

Raven Engineered Films Division Brands: Marketing products under the Rufco®, DuraSkrim®, VaporBlock®, VaporBlock® Plus™, Canvex®, FeedFresh™, FeedPro™, VaporSafe™, GrainMax™, Conkure™, Fortress™, Fortress Pro™, Absolute Barrier™ brands.

About Raven Industries, Inc: Since 1956, Raven Industries has provided high-quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance and unmatched service. With strengths in engineering and technological innovation, Raven provides custom solutions including precision agriculture applications, high performance specialty films, aerostats for communications and surveillance, and electronic manufacturing services.   Learn more about Raven Industries at www.ravenind.com.

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