Leibinger develops specialized ink for extruded PVC cable marking

EIBINGER announces the developed a special ink for cable marking and meter marking of extruded goods, one that adheres reliably to PVC materials. This ink is resistant to plasticizers which means it can prevent the effect described above of accidental transfer prints. With a Blue Wool Scale (BWS) ranking of 8, it also possesses exceptional UV stability.

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High efficiency twin screw extruder

The demand for performance and consistency of elastomer based compounds is growing quickly in all fields (tire, technical rubber goods, cables). Specifications regarding physical, mechanical and chemical properties, as well as “visual aspects” properties of the finished products are becoming more and more strict.
During compound production, all operations are involved, from the weighing to the storage of the semi-finished mixed compounds. The mixing operation plays a very important role, since it is the step where all ingredients are incorporated, dispersed and distributed.

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Optimizing cost savings in EPDM extrusion compounds

EPDM has not been immune to significant price increases, material shortages and allocations. As extrusion expenses are dominated by material cost and throughput, price and efficiency are of the essence. One of the most common ways to improve cost efficiencies in extrusion compounds is to lower material cost by extending the polymer as much as possible using high amounts of filler, for which EPDM is perfectly suited. The other option to decrease costs is to run more product in the same amount of time, requiring a material with higher extrusion rates.

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