BLOOMINGDALE, ILL. — Buss America Inc. installed a production-size compounding extruder, a Buss Kneader, at its headquarters and testing center in Bloomingdale.
The Buss Kneader MKS-70 has a screw diameter of 70 millimeters. Buss America is doing customer trials on the machine, which is equipped with design modification called Expanded Volume Intake, that enables customers to test highly filled polymer formulations with low-bulk-density fillers. Buss America introduced the EVI design at NPE 1997.
Buss America also announced that its parent company has reorganized under the name Buss Compounding Systems AG in Pratteln, Switzerland.
The company was formerly Buss AG. Buss America President Claus Langgartner said the parent company has created decentralized business units.
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