BELFAST (June 15, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Tekni-Plex Inc. subsidiary Colorite Europe has installed a new medical extruder from American Kuhne at its Belfast facility as part of plans to grow worldwide.
Colorite Europe has bought an Ultra Series 50mm, 24:1 L/D medical extruder, with two Steward barrier screws and various metering screws. It allows the company to monitor the feed throat temperature, and the melt pressure and temperature near the breaker plate and in the die head.
Colorite compounds medical PVC for applications such as hemodialysis tubing, blood bags, endotracheal tubes and oxygen masks.
In 2006, the company embarked on a major expansion plan, with a particularly focus on Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.