Addex Inc. will launch Phase 2 of its Intensive Cooling technology at K 2019, exhibiting in Hall 17, Stand C41.
Intensive Cooling, part of Addex’s Laminar Flow air ring, is the company’s approach to cooling the bubble in blown film, a patented design that company officials say give dramatic increases in stability and output.
Addex is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Repeat business accounts for a lot of the business.
“Our customers are buying the first unit and they not stopping there,” said Addex President Bob Cree. “They see what it can do and they continue purchasing.”
Phase 1 of research and development of Intensive Cooling focused on adapting the technology to run a range of materials, both high- and low-melt materials. Now in Phase 2, Addex is taking a fresh look at other components within the blown film cooling process, looking to optimize the complete system.
Addex bought a new extruder after quickly maxing out its pilot line capability with Intensive Cooling. The company also increased die size from 6inches to 8 inches, raising output from 500-1,200 pounds an hour.
The Newark, N.Y.-based Addex guarantees a minimum average increase in the output rate from 10-15 percent.
“The only drawback to retrofitting a line with Intensive Cooling is that the customer may need to make further investments in blowers and extruders to handle the increases in output rate,” Cree said.
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