Oxford Polymers: Increased capacity with Davis-Standard Compounding System

Oxford Polymers, an ISO/QS 9000 compounder and developer of engineering grade thermoplastics, recently augmented its production capabilities with a 69mm Davis-Standard twin screw compounding system. This is the company’s fourth Davis-Standard purchase having previously installed 69mm and 34mm twin screw machines and a 3 1/2-inch (90mm)
Davis-Standard single screw extruder. The new machine, in operation since late 2003, supports Oxford’s growing nylon/polycarbonate compounding business and brings the company’s annual capacity to nearly 40 million pounds.
“Our relationship with Davis-Standard is ideal because of their close proximity, equipment quality and great technical support,” said Nick DeFelice, Oxford president. “They’ve been very good at providing on-site training and our equipment has performed exceptionally well. Davis-Standard backs up their equipment and we’ll definitely look to them for future extruder purchases.”

Oxford is primarily focused on the North American marketplace, supplying a vast range of specialty and standard engineering grade resins. These include ABS, acetal, assorted nylons, polybutylene terephthalate, PC, PET, PPO, PPS, PEEK and engineering alloys. The company’s compounds are sold into all major markets including automotive, furniture, electrical, telecommunications, industrial, consumer, medical and construction. Oxford also offers a variety of custom compounds using additives such as glass, mineral fillers, lubricants, colorants,
flame retardants, impact modifiers and carbon fiber. Additionally, Oxford offers complete laboratory capabilities and close loop recycling at its 100,000 square-foot (9,290 square meters) facility in New Britain, Connecticut.
DeFelice added, “Value-added services and excellent quality combined with our new equipment investments exemplify Oxford’s commitment to the North American plastics industry. We’re able to provide customers with a performance advantage and cost savings that increase their competitiveness.”
For more information about Oxford Polymers, visit www.oxfordpolymers.com. For more information about Davis-Standard’s compounding machinery, contact Al ---bacher at [email protected]

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