Processing thermoplastic materials

Extrusion and compounding

Herstellung von Kunststoffolien an einer 7-Schicht Coextrusionsanlage

We offer customers the use of our technical facilities for extrusion and compounding. This enables you to test the processing and functional properties of your materials prior to industrial application. Reliable results can be obtained with material quantities as low as 1 kg. Using our facilities to test and optimize your products also has the benefit of enabling your production plants to continue running as normal. This effectively reduces your development costs.

Our equipment can be used to manufacture polymer compounds, monolayer films, multilayer films, and deep-drawn components. We also have a comprehensive range of analytical instruments to characterize your raw materials, model products, and their application properties.

Benefit from our pilot plant facilities!

Our offer

 

  • Polymer/plastic processing trials on a scale from 1 kg to 100 kg

  • Advanced equipment for compounding and extrusion

  • Analytical characterization of raw materials and model products

  • Coating of polymers and other web-shaped materials, e.g. paper and aluminum

  • Contract work

  • Use of our facilities with supervision by our employees

 

 

 


Manufacture of polymer compounds


Manufacture of monolayer films


 

Manufacture of multilayer films


Manufacture of deep-drawn components

Your benefits

 

  • Material savings

  • Lower development costs

  • Determination of the processing and application properties of new materials or new material combinations

  • Optimization of the processing of new materials

  • Transferability of the acquired process parameters to production plants

  • Manufacture of small series

Small pilot plant facilities for extrusion, compounding, and deep-drawing

Twin screw extruder for manufacturing of polymercompunds
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Co-rotating twin screw extruder (Collin compounder)

Co-rotating twin screw extruder (Collin compounder)
 

  • processing length: 24 D
  • screw diam.: 25 mm
  • speed max.: 200 rpm, temperature max.: 300°C
  • 3 dosing systems for solids (one is a side device)
  • 1 liquid metering device
  • throughput max.: 5 kg/h
  • atmospheric venting or vacuum venting
Coextrusionsanlage zu Herstellung von Materialien
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7-layer flat film extrusion equipment with measuring extruder and capacitive sensor for monitoring of the film thickness

7-layer flat film extrusion equipment with measuring extruder and capacitive sensor for monitoring of the film thickness  

  • with measuring extruder and capacitive sensor for monitoring of the film thickness.
  • with 4 different polymers
  • film width: 250 mm
  • mass throughput: 1 - 15 kg/h
  • film thickness: 0.02 - 1.5 mm
  • processing speed: max. 16 m/min
Coextrusionsanlage zur Herstellung von verschiedenen Materialien
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5-layer flat film extrusion equipment with capcitive thickness measurement and regulation

5-layer flat film extrusion equipment with capcitive thickness measurement and regulation  

  • capacitive thickness measurement and regulation
  • with 3 different polymers
  • film width: 550 mm
  • mass throughput 25 - 150 kg/h
  • film thickness: 20 µm - 1,5 mm
  • processing speed: max. 15 m/min

Thermoforming plant for deep-drawing plastic trays  

  • Laboratory thermoforming equipment for manufacturing small series of deep-drawn components
  • Maximum heating power 3.9 kW
  • Maximum pressure 8 bar