Bale Breaker model separates HDPE, PET
West Salem Machinery, based in Salem, Ore., said its Model 764 Bale Breaker separates baled high density polyethylene and PET plastics - at a rate of up to 10,000 pounds an hour.
After separation, the materials are cleaned, sorted and processed.
The Bale Breaker includes a large receiving deck for multiple bales, an in-feed conveyor with a variable-speed disc, four heavy-duty rotors and a lump breaker.
Optional items include a disc screener to help separate caps, dirt and other small contaminants, and sorting and conveying belts for materials handling.
Tel. (503) 364-2213, fax (503) 364-1398, e-mail [email protected]
Techmer introduces 2 polymer modifiers
Techmer PM has two new polymer modifiers.
The firm's new viscosity modifier, PM13030, cuts cycle time and reduces energy use through lower back pressure.
The Rancho Dominguez, Calif., company claims the product even works with ultrahigh-molecular-weight high density polyethylene, boosting throughput without affecting properties of films, profiles and molded products. Applications include food packaging, thermoformed parts and pipe.
The modifier is supplied in PE pellets, but custom formulations are also available.
Techmer's PPM12927 is an anti-fogger designed for polypropylene films and thermoformable sheet. The company claims the new product provides good clarity and transparency compared with anti-fogging additives developed for PE and used by PP processors.
Tel. (310) 632-9211, fax (310) 886-3485, e-mail [email protected]
Toray packaging film treated on two sides
Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has developed a polyester packaging film treated on two sides for stand-up pouches.
Lumirror PA30 is a coextruded, transparent film that can accept printing and adhesives on both sides. The product, which complies with Food and Drug Administration standards, can be used to tack-seal itself, or to lap-seal the inside surface of a lamination to the outside surface.
The film allows permanent laminations and strong seals that protect pouch contents like snack foods, according to the company, based in North Kingstown, R.I.
Good adhesion of printing ink permits water-based and solvent-borne decoration.
Tel. (401) 294-4511, fax (401) 294-2154, e-mail [email protected]
Ashland adds to line of Arotran materials
Ashland Composite Polymers has debuted three unsaturated polyester resins it claims reduce the weight and improve painting of automotive composites.
Ashland in Dublin, Ohio, said two of the new Arotran resins are low-density structural formulations and one is a Class A painting type. Their specific gravities are 1.2, 1.3 and 1.6, respectively. They are resins toughened without the loss of other physical properties, according to Ashland.
Tel. (614) 790-4161, fax (614) 790-3735, e-mail [email protected]
New Teknor products target construction
Teknor Color Co. will unveil a range of color concentrates and dry color formulations for construction uses this summer.
The Pawtucket, R.I., company said its new Construction Colors line will include 14 hues - such as earth, wood and stone - for use in building materials. Teknor said it can formulate each color for the five most common construction polymers. Teknor will debut the products at NPE 2006, slated for June 19-23 in Chicago.
Tel. (401) 725-8000, e-mail [email protected]
Nonlead stabilizers available from Ferro
Ferro Corp. has debuted five nonlead stabilizers for wire and cable applications.
The firm's Polymer Additives Division in Independence, Ohio, said the products are designed to perform better, while being more environmentally benign, than other nonlead alternatives.
Therm-Chek 7208P is a calcium-zinc powder for high-temperature cable and automotive wire applications. Another calcium-zinc type, Therm-Chek RC556P, is for general-purpose jacketing and insulation. RC555P can replace lead in THWN and THHN wire and cable. General-purpose stabilizers developed for use in Europe are the new, self-lubricating Therm-Chek 7209 and nonlubricating 914P.
Tel. (216) 641-8580, fax (216) 750-1416.
W&H Maxicone dies protect barrier films
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. is building nine-layer Maxicone dies to coextrude barrier films.
W&H developed the die to minimize melt volumes and residence times. Barrier materials can burn if they come into prolonged contact with the heated surfaces of the die, the Lincoln, R.I., firm said.
Tel. (401) 333-2770, fax (401) 333-6491.