Compounding

Design and produce your compounds at SPIC-Emmen

You want to offer something unique to the market: an unique product or an unique solution that meet your client needs and which is easy to process. In case you develop polymer based end-products, the composition and micro-structure of the material play a vital role. Within the SPIC cluster you can find the right equipment but also experienced professionals to help you develop compounds.

Compounding basically means adding additives to the polymer melt in an extruder with the objective to improve properties such as stability, mechanical properties, induction or chemical resistance. Besides additives, also different polymers can be mixed in the melt phase to create a polymeric compound that creates a synergy between the different polymers and their properties. To select the right polymers and additives and compound them to a homogenous product requires expertized equipment and also design and execution experienced professionals.

The compounding step results in granulates that can be an input for different extrusion processes or injection molding to make functional products.
Extrusion is a process of manufacturing long products of constant cross-section (rods, sheets, pipes, films, wire insulation coating, fibers, monofilaments) forcing melted polymer through a die.
Within the SPIC cluster several technologies for extrusion are avialble, as also machinery for injection moulding.

 

Production compounding

> 100k mt/year

Production

Pilot plant compounding

5-15 kg/hr

Up-scaling

Haake research extruder

< 1 kg/hr

Research-scale

Polycondensation pilot plant 150L (Expected 2019)

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Polycondensation glass autoclave (<1 kg)

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Production SSP

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Pilot tumble dryers SSP

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Small scale SSP (gram – kg)

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Production compounding (up to 45 MT per day)

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Compounding pilot scale with the ZSK 30

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Haake Kneader for compounding

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Haake Polylab Filmcasting

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Haake Polylab Filmblowing Polymer

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Haake lab extruder – monofilaments

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R&D drawing of polymer filaments

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Production machinery high tenacity yarns

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Tire yarn spin-draw-winding (HSSDW) spinning machine

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Pilot plant spinning machine

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Small scale spinning equipment

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Wanner Technik GmbH C13.20sv Granulator (2016)

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Ultimaker 2 Desktop FDM 3D Printer

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Thermo Scientific Vacuum Oven

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Mould shrinkage analysis

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Original Pallmann Granulator PS200

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Mössner Record Bandsaw machine

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MEAF sheet thermoforming machine MEALUX-60H

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LulzBot TAZ 5 FDM 3D Printer

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Kossel DELTA FDM 3D Printer

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ISO Quick Change mold

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Formlabs FORM 2 Desktop SLA 3D Printer + Form Wash and Cure

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Extrudex N25-25D Filament extruder (2000)

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Engel e-mac 170/50 injection moulding machine (2013)

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KraussMaffei Berstorff compounding extruder (2017)

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Autodesk EMBER Desktop DLP 3D Printer

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Arburg 320S Allrounder 350-150 injection moulding machine (1998)

read more Arburg 320S Injection Moulding Polymer

3DEVO NEXT Filament Extruder

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