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New/Old Player in Compounding Machines
Two machine builders, each with more than 60 years’ experience in compounding, have united to furnish continuous mixing equipment.
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Compounder’s Low Headroom Doesn’t Stunt Its Growth
With careful planning and the use of bulk-bag discharging and conveying equipment, The Plastics Group of America was able to accommodate its latest expansion on one level of its 60,000-ft² building.
Article Published: 7/27/2011
A Pioneer in ‘Clean Compounding’
When Plastics Color Corp., based in Calumet City, Ill., established a new compounding plant in Southern California, the firm decided this couldn’t be an ordinary color/additive masterbatch facility.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Energy Miser: Reducing Compressed-Air Usage
Many manufacturing sites operate on the assumption that compressed air is free. Usage is totally uncontrolled, and open air lines cost real money.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Look Before You Leap: When Direct Extrusion Makes Sense
The process offers great opportunities to extrude a better product at less cost, but it’s not for everyone. The formulation, product mix, and anticipated volumes must be carefully assessed to determine whether DE is the preferred manufacturing metho...
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Novel Device Boosts Feed Rate & Throughput
Feed enhancement unit is aimed at low-bulk density materials.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
On Site: Tailoring Medical Solutions… Sometimes in 50-lb Lots
Smaller volumes teams with higher quality and value as keys to the success of this growing medical compounder.
Article Published: 5/31/2011
How to Select the Right Pelletizer
To find the best solution for your production requirements, start with assessing the status quo, as well as defining future needs. Develop a five-year projection of materials and required capacities. Short-term solutions very often prove to be more ...
Article Published: 4/25/2011
More Compounding Expansions
In addition to three compounding expansions reported in March, three more have emerged:•Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh, recently broke ground on a new compounding facility in Gastonia, N.C.
Article Published: 4/25/2011
Compounding: New Torque Record Set At K '10
New twin from Coperion also pumps up output by 30%
Article Published: 1/28/2011

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