Rondol installs Extrusion Line at German research institute
Small benchtop extruders are not only used in the pharmaceutical sector but find their application as well in the development of new materials.
The Leibniz Institute of New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany, recently purchased a Rondol 10mm Twin Screw Extruder to expand their equipment of compounders by a further, especially economical and efficient development machine.
The Extrusion Line built for INM has a barrel length of 40D, full segmented screws, an additional liquid injection system and can process materials at high temperatures of up to 420°C.
The first project of this line will be the development of scratch resistant coatings. In this procedure to make powder coatings two components and an additional solid are extruded at reaction temperature and then pelletized and grinded. The powder is then brought to a metal surface electrostatically and baked on.
Their potential application these coatings might find in the automobile industrie.
Marlon Jochum, Chemist for Nanomeres at the INM states: “The Rondol Microlab makes it possible for us to choose a screw configuration as we find it on our larger production extruders which supports a similar formation of contacts – but with the economy of a small scale machine.”
Matthias Verbeet, Marketing Manager, Rondol Technology: “The installation of a 40:1L/D Microlab at a Leibniz Institute in Germany shows that Rondols Twin Screw Extruders comply with the highest quality requirements and combine these with efficiency and a reasonable price.”