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PDC International Corp.: Cutting system for shrink sleeve packaging systems

PDC's cutting system, a unique alternative to the spinning knives used in the shrink sleeve packaging industry, are custom-engineered for precision cutting and perforating operations in tamper-evident banders and shrink sleeve labelers.

The system is manufactured from proven, extreme-service tool steels for maximum wearability and toughness.  Manufacturing protocols developed by PDC insure precision flatness and exceptional edge profile uniformity. Blade assemblies operate dust-free, and eliminate “hairs” typical of spinning knife systems.

The patented cutting blades provide exceptionally long service life, delivering precise, clean cuts for months, even under continuous, high-speed conditions. The robust design of the PDC blade assembly results in less frequent machine downtime and substantially longer intervals between blade replacements, increasing uptime and productivity.  Also unlike spinning knives, all PDC blades can be re-sharpened multiple times, and many of them are double-edged.  These double-edged blades can be reversed, so that one set provides double the value and then both edges can be re-sharpened repeatedly.

Assemblies deliver an extraordinary package appearance with minimal rejects.  They are compatible with every major sleeving and labeling film, including PVC, PET, PETG, PLA, OPS, and stretch polyethylene sleeve labels.  Very thin gauge material (30 to 50 micron, depending on speed and container configuration) can also be used with this PDC blade technology. 


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