Berstorff GmbH of Hannover, Germany, has developed a twin-screw extruder for making compounds with natural fibers naturally, with no need for predrying. The machinery maker worked with Hannover University of Applied Sciences.
Berstorff's patented Multi-Process-Elements ensures gentle and cost-effective incorporation of the natural fibers, such as wood flour, flax and hemp.
The company's U.S. unit, Berstorff Corp., is in Florence, Ky.
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