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Publication Date: 06/1994
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Plastics additives plant pneumatically conveys soft, waxy pastilles

Plastics plant modifications include switching from a bucket elevator that frequently clogged to a pneumatic conveyor that consistently transfers paraffin-wax-based pastilles.

Morton Plastics Additives, Cincinnati, manufactures paraffin-wax-based pastilles containing heat stabilizers and lubricants. The pastilles stabilize the extrusion of rigid polyvinyl chloride [PVC] pipe and are used for calendering and injection blow molding. The pastilles flow freely even when hot, which eliminates caking and other handling problems related to powder additives.

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