Please visit: Buss, Inc. USA
of Buss AG, Pratteln, Switzerland
743 Kimberly Dr.
Carol Stream, IL 60188 US
Supplies melt mixing/compounding systems primarily for shear and temperature sensitive polymeric formulations. Applications include PVC, cable compounds, masterbatch, powder coatings, toners and engineering resins based on Buss kneader and higher-output Quantec and MX Kneader, all of which are reciprocating single screw extruders which combine a reciprocating single screw with mixing pins in the barrel.
Quantec-Kneader continuous, reciprocating single-screw compounders primarily for flexible and rigid PVC melt compounding, pelletizing or calendering. The quantec is a 4-flight Kneader that can produce 2.5-3 times the output rates of the older generation 3-flight Kneaders with reduced energy requirements. Use special profiled screw flights and rows of kneading teeth in the barrel section, plus a reciprocating screw action to provide intensive kneading.
MX compounding systems are new generation 4-flight Kneaders used for highly filled cable compounds with examples being halogen free flame retardant compounds, conductive compounds and reactive extrusion which results in cross linked or cross linkable pelletized compounds. Can achieve output rates 2.5 times those of earlier 3-flight Kneader systems based on similar screw/barrel diameters.
Also supplies discharge extruders and hot-face pelletizers for PVC and various thermoplastic compounds. Can provide upstream gravimetric feeders for separate feeding of components into the split barrel of the compounder, as well as associated equipment for the compounding line including vacuum degassing, heating/cooling units, variety of pelletizing systems, melt filtering and pellet cooling and/or drying.
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Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
Compounding news at the show includes several new ways to feed low-bulk-density materials faster for higher outputs with corotating twin screws.
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Compounding machinery news at the K Show next month focuses on more torque, more output, and sometimes both, for kneaders, mixers, and twin-screw extruders.
Much of the compounding news at the NPE Show in Chicago in June ad-dressed the growing trend among extrusion processors to become compounders.
NPE 2006 presented a bevy of features to make film, sheet, pipe, and profile extrusion more efficient.
Throughput capacities are going up for compounding equipment of all types.
Compounding extruder supplier Buss AG in Pratteln, Switzerland, has been purchased from the German Coperion Group by Swiss investor Fabrel Lotos and Buss management.
Compounding news at NPE included a wealth of new batch and continuous machines to mix in high loadings of wood flour, glass fiber, carbon black, and more exotic fillers.
For the second straight NPE show, the focus in compounding is on twin-screw machines that deliver more speed and torque—thus more output—than ever before. No fewer than six suppliers of twin-screw compounders are showing such machines. There’s something to see in in-line systems as well. And there’s plenty of news in PVC mixers and pelletizing equipment, too.
A radically different approach to in-line compounding of rigid PVC can replace a conventional batch mixer with a smaller, continuous, high-intensity mixing system.