KraussMaffei Berstorff (Munich, Germany) announced today that Pipeline Plastics LLC (Westlake, TX) has placed several orders of pipe extrusion lines as part of a multi-facility expansion of its HDPE pipe business.
Self-cleaning water filtration systems from Tekleen Automatic Filters Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) are touted as “stainless steel filters at carbon steel prices,” but to get eyeballs on the NPE2018 show floor, it’s all about Legos.
NPE2018 will feature the trade show’s first-ever Medical Parts Processing Zone, but several molding and extrusion system builders on the main show floor, along with other exhibitors, also will be showcasing medical applications. Some of them are highlighted in this slide show.
The added cost of gear pumps can be justified by savings of material because aim thickness can be lower. Another benefit is reducing the load on the extruder, which may include pushing the melt through a static mixer to improve appearance, properties and maybe production rate.