Materials maker Oxford Polymers has increased its compounding capacity by installing a new single-screw extrusion line.
The line can process temperatures of up to 900° F and will be installed at Oxford's headquarters site in New Britain, Conn. In a news release, President Nicholas DeFelice said the line is needed because the firm's business in coloring and reinforcing high-temperature resins “has increased dramatically over the last couple years.”
“We had this machine designed utilizing the latest in high-temperature capability to support this growing niche market,” he added. “In addition to developing our own high-temperature compounds, we are also assisting our customers by close-looping these very expensive resins.”
Oxford Performance Materials Inc., which does business as Oxford Polymers, sells compounds based on engineering resins into numerous markets, including automotive, medical and consumer.