Conair Group has opened an 8,000-square-foot lab dedicated to extrusion development and testing, at its facility in Pinconning, Mich.
The Conair Extrusion Development & Testing Lab houses four production-scale extruders.
It is staffed by three full-time process engineers:
• Dave Czarnik, who manages the operation, is a tooling expert with 25 years of plastics experience, and 21 years working in downstream extrusion for Conair. He holds five extrusion-related patents.
• Brian Hilton, a downstream application expert, who has 22 years in plastics and 14 years with Conair.
• Tony Sowiecki, who has 17 years of extrusion experience at material suppliers, processors and Conair.
The lab conducts factory-authorized testing and conducts extrusion trials.
In other news, Conair is offering the Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system used in general business, to help processors track how much resin, regrind, color and additives they are using. The SQL Server-based system brings all data generated by all Conair blenders into the same database.
Conair is based in Cranberry Township, Pa.
Tel. 724-584-5500, email [email protected].