Ampacet: New extruder for UK facility

Ampacet has installed a new twin screw extruder for colour masterbatch at its Telford facility in the UK. The new extruder forms part of a £2m (E3m) investment the US company has made in the Telford plant since it took over Polycolour in 2003. It joins three other extrusion lines at the site. The extruder was supplied by TSA of Italy to an Ampacet specification. It has a 63mm rotating twin screw with 150kW A/C drive.
A technical laboratory was also installed at the facility for local colour matching and product development, physical testing and quality control of the extrusion lines. It is linked by computer to Ampacet’s central technical centre in Messancy, Belgium, to provide more in-depth technical analysis.

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