Because of customer interest at an open house earlier this year at American Maplan Corp. headquarters in McPherson, Kan., the firm is making a sheet extrusion line there available for testing.
At the open house, two Dow Chemical Co. packaging resins were run — Styron 421 high-impact polystyrene and H314-02Z homopolymer poly¼propylene.
The single-screw, smooth-bore extruder has a 90-millimeter screw diameter. It can pump out sheet at a rate of 1,320 pounds an hour for PP and 1,540 pounds for HIPS.
The line also includes a hydraulic screen changer, melt pump, static mixer, three polish and two cooling rolls and a large-diameter winder.
Tel. 620-241-6843, fax 620-241-0207.