Black Clawson Converting Machinery LLC, which makes cast film and extrusion coating equipment for the plastics and paper industries, has upgraded its headquarters factory in Fulton, N.Y.
Improvements include an automatic welder and two computer numerically controlled lathes.
In product news, Black Clawson introduced two new winders. The fully automatic Tri-Star removes finished rolls using a single, three-spindle turret. The Black Magic Winder II can transfer rolls in just 1.2 seconds.
Tel. (315) 598-7121, fax (315) 593-0396.
Herbold shredders handle big parts
Herbold Zerkleinerungstechnik GmbH wants to shred the competition.
The new EWS range of single-shaft shredders handles bulky containers and lumps of plastic from startups. The company from Meckesheim, Germany, claims the shredder can turn very big parts like bumpers and fuel tanks into regrind ready for extruding and injection molding without requiring a second step of granulating material.
The shredder can handle up to 3,500 pounds an hour.
Tel. +49 (62) 269-320, fax +49 (62) 266-0455.
Process Control offers improved blenders
Process Control Corp. rolled out its line of low-priced Guardian gravimetric batch blenders.
Process Control polled processors before designing the Guardian. According to the Atlanta company, processors complained about poor homogeneity of the blend. Engineers designed and tested many configurations, including competing models, before developing their own mixer design.
In another improvement, an integral drain pan can be folded out to allow complete draining of each hopper. Access doors to material compartments allow thorough cleaning.
Tel. (770) 449-8810, fax (770) 449-5445.
Credit cards made from Eastman PET
KINGSPORT, TENN. — At least one credit card company now offers customers the option of using glycol-modified PET instead of PVC, Eastman Chemical Co. announced.
The Kingsport-based company supplies raw materials and technology for manufacturing overlay films and core sheet for the production of transaction, identification and smart cards. According to Eastman, PETG copolyester cards can be manufactured using existing equipment and processes. Eastman would not identify the company offering the PETG cards.
Tel. (423) 229-2693, fax (423) 224-0044, e-mail [email protected] man.com.