COMPOUNDING NEWS

Commodity Resins

New PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have launched new PP foam extrusion technology said to lower cost and increase efficiency.  
#polyolefins

Compounding

Entek Names New President

Kimberly Medford promoted from v.p., general counsel to succeed Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, who retired earlier this year.  

Compounding

Novel Single-Extruder Line For Direct Long-Fiber Thermoplastics

Dieffenbacher builds single-extruder line for LFT-D to compound recycled materials as powder, chips or pellets.

Compounding

Coperion Goes Remote to Upgrade Compounding Line

Project encompassed both a control software update as well as mechanical overhauls on the system. 
#monitoring

Extrusion

Maag Buys Industrial Controls Company

Addition of XanTec to expand Maag Group’s digital offerings.

Multi-Screw Compounding

Peak Performance Gets ISO 13485:2016 and 9001:2015 Certifications

Toll and custom compounder gets certified less than a year after it produced its first pellet.

Compounding

Millsaps Joins Farrel Pomini in Sales Post

Named regional sales manager for the northern tier of the U.S.

Single-Screw Compounding

Nordson Opens Pelletizing, Melt-Delivery Lab in N.C.

Lab has pelletizing line that can operate at rates to 1000 lb/hr.

Stretch Blow Molding

Germany’s IKV to Build ‘Smart Factory’ R&D Center

Germany’s leading plastics institute bids to be a world leader in Industry 4.0 technologies.
#industry4-0

Drying

Maag to Expand Virginia Plant

Gala facility for making underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers to be expanded by 20%.