Mexico City — U.S.-based extrusion equipment manufacturer NFM Welding Engineers Inc. has found a way to gain exposure to the Mexican market for nanomaterials: Installing a compounding line at the Cidesi technology incubator in Monterrey.
The Center for Engineering and Industrial Development (Centro para la Integracón y Desarrollo del Invidente), or Cidesi, installed a TEM 26 SS in 2010, in a dedicated area of its facility. The line has Brabender feeders (Booth 2133) and a pelletizer from Bay Plastics (Booth 1452).
Cidesi is using the TEM co-rotating twin-screw extruder for research and development of nanomaterials. The incubator also helps Mexican companies do material trials for testing, Rodolfo Buendia, NFM sales representative in Mexico City.
“They're finding new compounds for new applications and new nanomaterials,” Buendia said in an interview at NFM's booth at Plastimagen.