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Publication Date: 12/2009
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Feeders exceed company's requirements

Volumetric and loss-in-weight feeders accurately and reliably feed a custom compounder’s ingredients to its extrusion lines.

O'Neil Color & Compounding Corp., a subsidiary of Primex Plastics Corp., produces custom colorant and additive master batches and thermoplastic compounds for customers that make injection-molded, blow-molded, extruded, and other finished plastic products. In 1992, the company purchased a compounding plant in Jasper, Tenn., that had several existing extrusion lines for making custom-formulated products. Depending on the line, either volumetric or loss-in-weight (LIW) gravimetric feeders fed ingredients into the extruders. O’Neil Color knew that accurate and reliable feeders were essential for their new plant's production to be successful.

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