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4/23/2008

New Custom Compounder for Medical and Consumer Markets

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Arkadia Plastics, Inc., New Britain, Conn., is an 18-month-old custom compounder of a broad range of thermoplastics, with an annual capacity of up to 10 million lb.

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Arkadia Plastics, Inc., New Britain, Conn., is an 18-month-old custom compounder of a broad range of thermoplastics, with an annual capacity of up to 10 million lb. Founder and president Kostas Geargacopoulos (see photo) says the company initially focused on medical-grade compounds, particularly for tubing, but has expanded to serving a broad range of consumer markets. Arkadia has 2.5-in. and 3.5-in. singlescrew extruders, a 58-mm twin-screw extruder, and underwater pelletizers. In its laboratory are a 1-in. single-screw, a melt indexer, and instruments for measuring surface hardness and ash and moisture contents. Arkadia compounds alloys, colors, fillers (radio-opaque and others), flame retardants, antimicrobials, UV stabilizers, and other additives. It offers a line of soft modified TPUs in Shore A hardness from 40 to 65. It also compounds virtually all common types of thermoplastics, both commodity and engineering types, including TPEs. It handles orders as small as 25 lb. (860) 612-0556 • www.arkadiaplastics.com
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