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Publication Date: 12/2012
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Loss-in-weight gravimetric feeders help boost company’s production capacity

A custom compounder selects reliable and accurate loss-in-weight gravimetric feeders for a new extrusion system.

Network Polymers, Akron, Ohio, produces highly engineered, custom thermoplastic resins and alloys for the automotive, medical, hardware, and many other industries. At the end of 2010, the company wanted to increase production to meet customer demand for newly developed products made with specialized powder and pellet blends. To accomplish this, the company needed a new turnkey extrusion system for the compounding facility. The company worked with a nearby Ohio-based extrusion equipment manufacturer and systems provider when designing the extruding line and selecting loss-in-weight gravimetric feeders to meter the various powder and pellet blends into the extruder.

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