Please visit: Addex Inc., USA
251 Murray Street
Newark, NY 14513 US
High Technology for Blown Film
High Technology for Blown Film
Addex Inc., based in Newark, NY, USA, was founded in 1989 as a supplier of high-performance components for blown film production. Today, Addex supplies some of the most sophisticated technologies capable of producing films with the highest possible output and stability, with the lowest possible gauge variation. The company is a leading manufacturer of many patented blown film components and systems including EGC auto profile controls, Digital IBC controls, and LFR and MGC dual-flow air ring technologies. Addex’s focus on research and development has resulted in over 20 U.S. patents (or patents pending), including a soon-to-be-announced high-performance cooling system focused on higher output and stability, Automatic and Manual Profile Controls that yield high-quality films, an All-Digital IBC Control that significantly reduces scrap, and a host of other blown film specific inventions in the areas of die design, oscillating haul-off technology, and winding. Addex products can be retrofitted to any new or existing blown film line in order to maximize output and film quality. For more information, visit www.addexinc.com.
Next-generation bubble-cooling system is said to boost throughputs by as much as 60% in blown film.
Headquarters moves to Newark, N.Y. for blown film specialists.
PolyExpert’s trials lead to installation of three new air rings and one digital IBC control to speed changeovers and reduce scrap.
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.
As in speed, power, quality, flexibility, layers, and efficiency. Those are the trends across all extrusion processes.
Extrusion processors no longer need to chose among speed, quality, and flexibility, based on exhibits at K 2013.
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.
Unit is said to boost output by 15% to 30% and reduce film thickness variations by up to 70%.
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
New Digital Internal Bubble Cooling (DIBC) system from Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass., is said to deliver the fastest reaction time in the industry to ensure precise bubble control, helping processors to speed product changeovers and significantly reduce scrap.
In blown film, equipment and material suppliers have come together to push five-layer technology into non-barrier applications previously held by three-layer films.
In most segments of extrusion technology, the word at K 2010 is more.
This NPE show won’t have a lot of extruders on the floor, either running or static. Instead, look for videos and announcements of new technology. You will also find lots of ingenious peripheral devices to improve output and quality and save resin. Some will do all three, and cost less into the bargain.
Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn.
Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass., claims it now can produce nearly perfect blown film rolls with an oscillating die—an industry first.
Four non-contact, ultrasonic sensors-two below the frost line and two above it-are part of a new, patented "early warning" IBC control from Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass.
Several extruder OEMs offer the four-motor, high-torque CMG drive from K&A Knoedler GmbH in Germany-but only on a single small extruder size, typically 90 mm.
NPE 2006 presented a bevy of features to make film, sheet, pipe, and profile extrusion more efficient.
A new blown film winder from Addex Inc., Stoughton, Mass., uses a cutover with a serrated knife that comes up out of a long slot in the lay-on drum and shoots sideways, making a clean cut.