KRAUSS Maffei Extrusion of Germany has released the KMD 35-26/L parallel counter rotating twin screw extruder for laboratory applications.
The company's smallest extruder of this type, the laboratory extruder can be used by raw material manufacturers and processors to reduce their material costs.
It is designed for use with all commercially available hard and soft PVC mixtures, and allows formulations to be mixed in small quantities and optimised in subsequent test series before large material quantities are used in a production machine. The concept is designed to simulate scaled down process engineering with extremely low material consumption.
According to Peter Oswald, Head of Profile & Sheet Extrusion at Krauss Maffei, processors benefit from enormous cost savings when they test the formulation on a small scale, and can therefore offer customers a premium quality end product without going through large numbers of rejects.
Krauss Maffei is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies