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Dimension 1 acquires Southern Cross Converting

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Dimension 1 has purchased Southern Cross Converting (SCC), a subsidiary of PaperlinX Merchanting Australasia, effective 1 June, 2007.

With this purchase, Dimension 1 expands its service offering to include sheeting. Employees at SCC NSW will be offered employment with the company after this date.

Already the large specialty slitting company in Australia for paper, film and board, Dimension 1 will apply the practices and systems used to achieve this position to sheeting. The company will be streamlining their operations at their Smithfield plant to accommodate the new service.

Dimension 1’s Ashley Goldsbrough explained the company’s plans to expand their sheeting capabilities with the planned purchase of new sheeting equipment.

Two sheeting machines able to take maximum coil specifications of 1650 mm in width, 1830 mm in diameter and 4000 kg in weight are expected to be operating from mid-August.

Featuring dual rotary knives, the units will be the first contract machines of this kind in New South Wales.

Sheet length capability will be from a minimum of 280 mm to a maximum of 2080 mm. Accuracy is impressive at + 0.38 mm

One machine will be dedicated to converting paper and the other to board. The purchase of this equipment is part of a major plant upgrade, which will include an automated pallet handling and wrapping system and the modernisation of their current reel handling and wrapping system.

Another part of the upgrade will be the construction of an air-conditioned clean room, to house the company’s film slitting section.

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