Melt spinning

Spinning technologies available on all scales!

Within the SPIC cluster a wide variety of melt spinning equipment is available both for R&D as for production purposes.

For R&D purposes various spinning and spin-draw-winding (SDW) machines and drawing equipment is offered. The spinning equipment varies in size from bench-scale monofilament apparatus to production-scale machines with spinning speeds up to 8.000 m/min and a mass output per spinning position up to 60 kg/hour.

Below you can find more details on the available equipment.

 

What is spinning?

Spinning is the process whereby a material, usually a polymer, is shaped into a bundle of filaments, called a fiber. In order to shape a polymer into a fiber, the polymer must be brought into a processable liquid state. This can be done by melting the polymer (melt spinning), or by dissolving the polymer in a suitable solvent (solvent spinning). In the case of melt spinning, the liquid fiber-forming material is extruded through the small holes of a spinneret to produce a continuous filament fiber. The spun fibers solidify by cooling in contact with air after extrusion from the spinneret. In order to achieve the desired properties spun fiber is drawn and heat-treated. This can be done in a separate process, or directly in an integrated spin-draw-winding process.

 

Production, spinning, drawing

10.000 mt/year

Production

Pilot plant spinning drawing

25 kg/hr

Up-scaling

Research spinning-machine

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)

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3DEVO NEXT Filament Extruder

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