Pulaski, Va.-based Xaloy Inc. has joined the nanotechnology parade by introducing the Nano Mixer screw.
Xaloy also is offering its Liquid Additive System, which pumps liquid color into a groove cut into the barrel.
The Nano Mixer breaks up colorant, filler and nanoclay agglomerates into fine particles, thoroughly dispersing them through¼- out the melt, the firm said. The patented geometry includes a section with multiple inlets and outlets that divide, reorient and recombine the melt stream.
Beyond nanomaterials, Xaloy has discovered the Nano Mixer works well with injection molding thermoplastic olefin bumper fascia, according to Chuck Levinger, regional sales manager based in New Castle, Pa.
The screw can be used for injection molding, pipe and profile extrusion, wire and cable, blow molding and blown film.
In liquid color technology, Xaloy is offering the LAS 3000 and LAS 4000. Color is introduced into a groove cut into the bottom of the barrel, after the plastic moves through the screw's feed section. The pellets fall into the groove and are coated in color.
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