A new coextrusion line from American Kuhne, Ashaway, R.I., features one 12-mm and two 16-mm microextruders mounted on a common base. Aimed at ultralow-volume medical micro-tubing, the machines
are design to operate at what the supplier calls “comfortable screw speeds” to avoid polymer degradation. Kuhne microextruders include pressure control and servo drive systems. Melt pumps are optional. The line was part of American Kuhne’s display at NPE2012 in Orlando, Fla., last month.
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