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MAY 2012

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The best compounding & extrusion equipment is only as good as your choice of feeder keeping up with technology EXTRUSION Compact Coex Line for Medical Tubing A new coextrusion line from American Kuhne, Ashaway, R.I., features one 12-mm and two 16-mm microextruders Booth 3291 MECHATRONĀ® Gravimetric & Volumetric Feeders Feeds TiO2, wood flour, resins, fibers, colors, and many others. Feed rates from .002 to 1,100 cu. ft./hr. Complete disassembly from non-process side for easy maintenance, and quick product changeover. All components accessible from rear of feeder. Easy removal of Helix and Quill. mounted on a common base. Aimed at ultra- low-volume medical micro-tubing, the ma- chines are design to operate at what the supplier calls "comfortable screw speeds" to avoid polymer degradation. Kuhne microex- truders include pressure control and servo drive systems. Melt pumps are optional. The line was part of American Kuhne's display at NPE2012 in Orlando, Fla., last month. (401) 326-6200 t BNFSJDBOLVIOF DPN EXTRUSION World's Tiniest Blown Film Line Labtech Engineering from Thailand (which has several U.S. dis- tributors) displayed at NPE2012 what it says is the world's small- est, fully functional blown film line, equipped with a horizontal extruder. Called the Ultra Micro Film line, the system features an Release band clamp, slide out feed hopper. For the best plastics feeding solutions, call: (800) 558-0184 www.accuratefeeders.com 8-mm, 30:1 L/D extruder with a conical screw that reportedly can accommo- date larger pellets than other tiny lab extruders (though still smaller than con- ventional pellets). The die is an unusual combination of spiral and spider design with a die-lip diam. of 20 mm. The 150-mm wide film tower can produce lay- flats up 90 mm. The air ring has an adjust- able lip opening and is sup- plied by a built-in variable- speed turbo blower. Nip-rolls are driven with a variable- speed DC motor and open/ close pneumatically. The tower comes with a film inspection lamp. The line also features a two-station tension winder. +66 2-709 6959 t MBCUFDIFOHJOFFSJOH DPN Schenck AccuRate is a unit of Schenck Process. Ā©2010 Schenck AccuRate 56 MAY 2012 PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY

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