Better film, faster!
For over 50 years, Gloucester Engineering has
been a global leader in blown film extrusion. You can
count on Gloucester technology today, tomorrow,
and for years to come.
We are not your grandfather's Gloucester.
We can bring your line to state-of-the-art
performance through upgrades, retrofits,
new components, rebuilds and
Our products are backed by the
best warranties in the industry and
we stock more than 1,700 OEM
Gloucester Engineering’s single and multi-layer film dies provide flexibility and lower operating costs through modular design and high thermal efficiency. We offer dies with as many as nine layers in sizes specific to your demanding polymers and complex engineered film challenges.
Gloucester Engineering’s bubble cooling techniques provide significant performance and production advantage to OEM and existing blown film systems. Our experience, R&D, and innovation provide the highest value and longest running bubble cooling equipment in the industry. Our cutting-edge design will deliver value through higher output, improved thickness uniformity, and better product quality and consistency.
Download presentation here: Advanced Film Cooling - UltraCool3 and MultiFlow IBC (ver 04/14/2015)
Gloucester Engineering's winders are among the most advanced in the industry. Our winders deliver precision tension control, forward and reverse winding, taper tension, and taper layon to provide superior control of roll hardness for perfect conformity. Many of our winders have been running for decades so you know our systems are built to last.
Davis-Standard, LLC announced today the acquisition of blown film leader Gloucester Engineering of Gloucester, Mass. The purchase of Gloucester strengthens Davis-Standard’s blown film offering by adding experienced design and process engineering capabilities, a large installed base and greater aftermarket capabilities worldwide. Like Davis-Standard, Gloucester has been a respected brand name and innovator in film applications for more than 50 years. Customers of Davis-Standard and Gloucester will now have access to the industry’s premier blown film technology and aftermarket service under one roof.
“We’re excited about combining the strengths and market reach of Davis-Standard and Gloucester,” said Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard president and CEO. “Gloucester has always been a strong company, so bringing their technology and engineering expertise to our operation is significant for our combined customer base. It also supports our ongoing goal of continuing to provide equipment and service that improves process efficiency and profitability. We welcome their team to Davis-Standard.”
Carl Johnson, Vice President of Sales, Gloucester Engineering commented: “The alignment of our companies leverages our sizeable base of installed equipment with the the industry’s best resources for sales, engineering and service,” he said. “Both companies have a reputation for strong people and strong brands. This is going to be a game changer in the global blown film market. We look forward to delivering the very best the industry has to offer.”
Ernie Plasse, Davis-Standard’s Executive Vice President, will lead Gloucester’s integration into Davis-Standard to ensure a seamless transition of first class service and support for customers.
For more information about the acquistion, contact Ernie Plasse at 860-599-1010 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Gloucester Engineering had a good sized booth, displaying one of their servo-controlled bag machines, one of their new high-efficiency IBC units (which I was not allowed to photograph, but I can say it is sweet), photos of their blown film equipment, and also a nice display of their newly acquired Pearl Technologies. Gloucester obviously specializes in blown film lines and bag machines, and Pearl specializes in and manufactures downstream equipment such as bubble guides, rollers, spreaders, collapsing tent frames, pre-nip chillers, and airless turning bars (which always require a spreading roll immediately after). The combination of Gloucester and Pearl are obviously complimentary and seems to be a perfect match."
To read the full article by Tom Bezigian, go here.
A special thanks to all who stopped by to visit us at NPE 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA in Hall D - Booth #W6744. If you missed the event from March 23 to 27, feel free to check out our show photos found here!