Compounding is employed to mix a polymer matrix with different additives to achieve a specific material behavior. Extrusion is used to determine the final form of polymers and plastics, from small sample amounts during initial product development through to full-scale manufacturing processes.
Reliable extrusion and compounding tools help ensure that final products such as pipes, films, coatings, etc. have the desired physical properties. Our microcompounders and twin-screw extruders are well-suited for research and development in the polymer sector; each offering a compact footprint, intuitive design, and accessories to fit a wide range of applications.
Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Medical Device Applications
This webinar on 3D printing explains how it can be used competitively in applications such as aviation, automotive and medical devices.
Speaker: Marilys Blanchy, R&D Project Manager at RESCOLL
Duration: 58 minutes
Improving, Mixing, Blending, and Compounding in Twin-Screw Extrusion
Go beyond the kneading blocks: new screw elements for enhanced dispersive mixing.
Speaker: Dr. João M. Maia, Prof. at Case Western Reserve University
Duration: 64 minutes
Environmentally Friendly Super Alloy Feedstock
This 2-part webinar investigates the development of biodegradable and bio-sourced formulation for innovative applications of the MIM process with fine Inconel powders.
Speaker: Thierry Barrière, Professor, Université de Franche-Comté
Watch webinar - PEG degradation 57 minutes
Watch webinar - metal injection molding 33 minutes
Mixer Test – A Versatile Tool for Polymer Processing
Understand how torque rheometers are used for mixer tests in polymer processing, including routine monitoring and small batches.
Speaker: Dr. Bernd Jakob, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Duration: 25 minutes
Twin-Screw Compounding: Processing Polymers in Materials Science
Learn how compounding is used, from small scale to full production, to ensure that functional polymers meet manufacturing requirements in the automotive industry.
Speakers: Jay Roberts, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Berthold Arlitt, AVL
Duration: 45 minutes
This small-scale compounder provides a workflow enabling small scale compounding from 20 g/h up to 2.5 kg/h. Together with an injection molding machine, different specimens can easily be produced from the compounded material to run tests to characterize the material.
Do you have even less material available? Eliminate worries of limited material quantities and produce various sample geometries with the HAAKE MiniJet Pro system. You can reduce costs by efficiently preparing specimens from as little as 2 mL up to to 12.5 mL of material.
Designed to provide you with precisely controlled reactive extrusion of high viscous melts using only a sample amount of sample of 5 grams or 7 cm3, the HAAKE MiniLab 3 Micro Compounder is ideal for compounding expensive or small scale materials like bio-polymers. Simultaneously, the rheological properties can be recorded to document structural changes.
This flexible measuring mixer and extruder system provides comprehensive material characterization during the development of innovative polymer products. The modular torque rheometer can be connected to an interchangeable mixer, single-screw extruder, or conical and parallel twin-screw extruder.