Please visit: Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries LLC
Polymer Processing Systems
911 Kurth Rd.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1443 US
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.
New system uses a single-point adjustment to change the lip gap and modify the lip land length at the same time.
Notice a drop-off in quality of your flat film or sheet? It may signal that a die ‘split-and-clean’ is due. Here’s how to get going.
This is accomplished while maintaining coat-weight uniformity.
Get finer tuning of coex film/sheet layer thickness without downtime.
They are also said to allow for greater precision in layer-to-layer thickness control.
For this lid maker, the keys to success are speed, flexibility and ingenuity.
Nordson Corp. continues to add to its portfolio of plastics equipment companies with the purchase of Kreyenborg GmbH, which makes screen changers; and sister company BKG Bruckmann, which makes pelletizers.
Nordson EDI, Chippewa Falls, Wis., has completely re-engineered its EPC edge-bead-reducing extrusion coating die, yielding a more robust system that is even easier to operate and cuts back substantially on downtime for width changes and cleaning, the company says.As in the past, the newest EPC die includes an external deckle as a secondary seal to prevent leakage and an internal deckle system that sets coat width and seals polymer at the die exit.
In a span of two weeks last month, Nordson Corp. spent $400 million to expand its interests in plastics.
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
Last month bought three changes of significance among equipment suppliers of extruded film and sheet.•Gloucester Engineering Co., Gloucester Mass., announced it had acquired Future Design Inc., Mississauga, Ont.
Processing Technologies International (PTi), recently took the wraps off its “dryer-less” twin-screw PET sheet extrusion system at its headquarters in Aurora, Ill.
They call it the “The Beast,” a new sheet line installed recently by custom extruder Rowmark in Findlay, Ohio (rowmarkllc.com). It’s nearly as long as the new 175 x 75 ft facility built to house it.
New technology to process nano blown films unveiled by Dow at Antec. Nano cast film, sheet advances too.
Cleaning flat dies; injecting hollow parts.
Flat film and sheet toolmakers are focusing on technologies for nanolayer systems.
A new-generation feedblock for flat-die coextrusion simplifi es fine-tuning of layer thicknesses, reducing downtime.
Sheet processors know that the key to productivity is maximum extruder uptime.
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.