Patented formulating software was recently modifi ed to help compounders blend recycled and wide-spec materials into stock PE grades, based on properties such as MI, density, ESCR, and a processability index based on shear behavior.

Patented formulating software was recently modifi ed to help compounders blend recycled and wide-spec materials into stock PE grades, based on properties such as MI, density, ESCR, and a processability index based on shear behavior. OptiMiser software from Advanced Blending Technologies LLC (ABT) in Perrysburg, Ohio, was launched in 2004 and now has close to a dozen customers who license it to formulate consistent recycled-content materials for captive use in injection and blow molding and sheet or profi le extrusion. New modifi cations let the program target a common PE grade, such as 50100 HDPE for thick sheet and pallets or 5502 PE for blow molding, and generate a matching recipe from lower-cost recycled or off-grade material. It can formulate blends with fi llers and additives. Also new is a Savings Calculator that tallies savings from using sub-prime material. Tel: (419) 348-0550 . www.abtblend.com

Advanced Blending Technologies
28300 Kensington Ln Ste 300 Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone (419) 873-2610 Fax (419) 872-8206