CHICAGO (June 17, 1:05 p.m. EDT) — The Benz Materials Testing Instruments (Booth E10116) product line includes a melt-flow index tester for gauging the composition and consistency of plastics and other materials.
“The MFI 2100 can do everything from finding inconsistencies in extruded polyethylene pellets to analyzing the density of” thermoplastic elastomers, President Ted Benz said in a news release. The instrument has a new, integrated digital temperature control and timer and an end-of-test alarm so constant operator monitoring is unnecessary.
The unit, listed at $4,000, can measure the flow rate of molten recycled plastic resins under prescribed temperature, time and pressure and confirm the identity of pellets or chips through flow rates. The MFI2100 also is effective for use with rubber, lubricants and other liquid and molten substances.
Parent firm Edwin H. Benz Co. Inc. of Providence, R.I., was formed in 1967, employs 10 and has a 10,000-square-foot facility.