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Gravimetric extrusion control is virtually a necessity for multi-layer coextrusion systems. By accurately measuring material throughput, gravimetric extrusion control can compensate for material and... (View Full Article)
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Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) consists of small gel-like beads that have all the water removed. When water is reintroduced, the crystals absorb the water and grow into a gel. SAP is an essential... (View Full Article)
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The laundry detergent industry recognizes its responsibility to introduce new, cleaner technologies and products and to encourage consumer behavior that will result in an improved environment. This is... (View Full Article)
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Whether produced by batch or continuous processes, many food products require the precise combination of several major and minor ingredients. Typically, major raw materials need to be conveyed from... (View Full Article)
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The ice cream manufacturing industry is highly susceptible to fluctuating costs in value-added ingredient addition, as well as product quality affected by the percentage of these ingredients in the... (View Full Article)
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Multi component snack mixes are becoming popular quick snack options. K-Tron has supplied a variety of weigh belt feeder/system combinations for the metering of these components into the mix and prior... (View Full Article)
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Application Mixing of breakfast cereals with dried fruits (e.g. raisins, apple pieces, nuts, banana slices). Process Traditional: All ingredients are fed one after the other into a vessel. The total... (View Full Article)
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The feed of the mixed meal to the extruder can be with either volumetric or gravimetric feeders. Volumetric feeders are typically used only with meal that is "preconditioned", or optimal for screw... (View Full Article)
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Compared to its alternatives, dilute phase vacuum conveying offers several advantages including energy efficiency, low maintenance, few moving parts, minimal product degradation, excellent material... (View Full Article)
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Conical Screen Mills (also referred to as Cone Mills) are gentle size reduction mills which are often used to precondition the material prior to its entry into a process, either by delumping or coarse... (View Full Article)
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Size reduction mills are used widely throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the reduction of active ingredients (API's), as well as bulk pharmaceuticals (BPI's) and excipients such as lactose,... (View Full Article)
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Automated dispensing systems are utilized throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the loading of excipients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), and lubricants into Intermediate Bulk... (View Full Article)
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The K-Tron Tablet Press Lubricant Feeder is an adaptation of K-Tron's sanitary pharmaceutical design twin screw feeder and features the addition of a specialized gas venturi for aspiration of the... (View Full Article)
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Pneumatic conveying by vacuum is quickly becoming one of the most popular means of transport for a variety of pharmaceutical products. The use of either dense or dilute phase vacuum transfer can be... (View Full Article)
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The worldwide film demand is steadily growing. Growth in biaxially-oriented films for the packaging industry is especially strong. Biaxially-oriented films can be divided into two categories: -... (View Full Article)
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Adhesives are characterized by the fact that they adhere simply through pressing together the parts of the joint which requires bonding. They demonstrate a lasting and permanent adhesive effect at... (View Full Article)
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The production of plastic consists of many important process steps, which are needed to generate a homogeneous application specific plastic compound from a number of different raw materials. Process... (View Full Article)
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Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics are a recent development in newer technologies where PP or thermoplastic material is directly compounded with long glass fibers (rovings) and then molded in one... (View Full Article)
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There are a number of well known PE polymerization licenses which are applied in 80% of the world's PE Base Resin production lines. The main licenses are Unipol, Himont and Borstar. Two examples are... (View Full Article)
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Typically the production of manmade colored textile and carpet fibers involves the feeding of two or more components into a single screw extruder, where they are mixed and extruded as a filament.... (View Full Article)
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Wood-plastic composites may be one of the most dynamic sectors of today's plastic industry. Although the technology is not new, there is growing interest in the new design possibilities this mariage... (View Full Article)
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Soft drinks typically are comprised of water, carbonation, and a flavor concentrate in powder or syrup form. Limits on the shelf life of the end product lead manufacturers to produce and bottle drinks... (View Full Article)

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