PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINES-Chan C. Bros. has installed a new Cincinnati Milacron sheet extrusion system as part of its expansion program to process both refrigerator liners and acrylic diffusers at the rate of more than 1,800 pounds per hour. ``With the acquisition of the new extrusion unit, we anticipate better quality results and increased output,'' said Larry Chan, president of the company.
The extrusion system includes a single-screw extruder complete with hydraulic screen changer, melt pump, static mixer and a 52-inch wide sheet die. It has interchangible, two-stage screws - one for processing ABS and high-impact polystyrene, and the other for processing acrylic.
Chan said the newly installed extrusion system gives the firm an edge over competitors, while permitting it to keep competitive pricing in the local market.
The downstream equipment includes a Cincinnati Milacron three-roll sheet stack with three 18-inch by 56-inch polishing rolls driven by a positive open gear assembly. The complete Milacron system covers everything from the resin-handling equipment through the sheet saw.
Chan C. Bros. began operations in 1963, making plastic sign board and later expanded into trading construction materials. The firm then became involved in fabrication and the manufacture of decor lamps and lighting fixtures. In 1979, Chan Bros. expanded with the construction of a building in Imus, Cavite, south of Pasay City. Two years later, the firm acquired an extrusion machine for acrylic sheets.