Polymer materials have seen a tremendous growth in diversity, applications, volume, properties and economic value during the last half century. This is due to the ingenuity of polymer chemists, synthesizing a wide variety of different polymers with different properties. In addition, formulation chemists compounded these new polymers with additives and fillers, thus opening new application possibilities.
With Xplore’s high quality, reliable conical twin screw micro compounders, e.g. our MC 5 or our MC 15, formulation development in polymer materials is tremendously accelerated, not only shortening the development time but also saving a lot of development budget for our customers. Despite distinct differences in shape and size compared with a continuous parallel twin-screw extruder, scaling up of a process in an Xplore micro compounder is well possible.
The development of dedicated micro shaping instruments, such as our injection moulders, cast film lines, fiber line, and the recently developed lignin fiber line LFL further simplify and accelerate your polymer materials testing activities.