Breen Color Concentrates needs to make top quality pellets so its customers products can be top quality. Customers also often need a fast color match and shipment. Breen opted for a Quick Clean Color Change compounding line from Technical Process and Engineering Inc. (TPEI; Lehighton, PA), and not just for the name.
The tightly integrated Quick Clean Color Change compounding line from TPEI.
How fast? Harold Schafer, CEO of TPEI, credits the perfect mating of the pelletizing system and TPEI’s free-rotor mixer to form a synchronous system. “If Breen runs a batch of black,” he says, “the whole system—from initial blender through the last shaker screen, as well as the mezzanine stairs and floor—needs to be “Class-A” clean before white. On other systems, such clean-up could take up to three hours. With the free-rotor mixer and the MB500 pelletizing system it can be done in half an hour.” —[email protected]