Thailand-based Labtech Engineering Co. Ltd., which makes laboratory-scale plastics processing machinery, recently debuted a conical extruder at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Antec conference in Boston.
Company officials said that, even though the extruder has just a 12½-millimeter-diameter screw, it can run regular-sized pallets.
In other news, Labtech now offers a coextrusion line with a feedblock that can run five layers.
Labtech is represented in the United States by XtruTec Engineering Co. Ltd. of Denville, N.J., and Art White Enterprises in Coarsegold, Calif.
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