Custom compounder goes gravimetric
A custom compound manufacturer installs gravimetric feeders to ease ingredient changeover and parts replacement.
Bayshore Industrial, LaPorte, Tex., supplies compounds and concentrates to North America's major resin producers. The company has been a pioneer in manufacturing polyolefin-based materials since 1980. It produces more than 350 products -- more than 200 million pounds of material annually. To keep up with production demands, in 2000 Bayshore added a production line for its Masterseries custom compound products. These custom compound products are additive concentrates that include several ingredients.