A modified double-flighted feed section is being added to the mixing rotor to increase the feed rate on a workhorse masterbatch mixer from Farrel Corp., Ansonia, Conn. The upgrade to the model 9UM (9-in.-diam. Unidrive Mixer) raises the conveying rate for low-bulk-density fillers up to 85%. The target is masterbatches for film production, where more filler means less use of expensive carrier resin. It also lets the film customer use less masterbatch for the same effect. (203) 736-5500 • www.farrel.com
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