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Green technology promotes BlueCompetence

With its Multi-Touch roll stack, battenfeld-cincinnati is presenting a new product which offers gentle treatment of materials and simultaneously saves energy. Thanks to a special combination consisting of a 2-roll roll stack for preliminary calibration and a larger number of rolls for final calibration, this roll stack enables the production of stress-free film at high line speeds with an accuracy of 1 %. Thanks the use of thin-walled rolls, Multi-Touch is also extremely energy-efficient.

With all of its other machine concepts, the Packaging Division also targets resource-saving solutions, which simultaneously cater to specific customer demands. For example, battenfeld-cincinnati has developed a new anti-wear concept for planetary roller extruders, which are being used for applications such as calender feeding and pelletizing. With the new L+ planetary spindles, uptime can be increased by 30 to 50%, which also leads to a reduction in steel consumption and workloads.

For the PET industry, battenfeld-cincinnati will showcase its specialized single-screw extruder with an integrated compounding section for outputs between 500 and 1,000 kg/h. With this extruder, up to 16% of energy costs can be saved by processing undried PET and thus dispensing with preliminary material drying.

The Division is also presenting a project in the area of plastics recycling. Over the last few months, the existing granulating extruder series has been completely revised. In addition to the extruders, which were mainly energy-optimized, special attention was paid to the downstream equipment. Here modules have been created which optimally match the lines’ performance range. This is one of the main reasons why Metal-Plast, a leading Polish PVC processor, has chosen a repelletizing line from Bad Oeynhausen for the fifth consecutive time.

Innovation requires commitment

But technological progress is not the only thing battenfeld-cincinnati can rely on, as Jürgen Arnold explains in conclusion: - Apart from innovation and product development, our most important asset is the commitment of our associates. This is why we will again have a recruiting counter at this year’s K, where interested persons can gather information.

Visit us @ K 2013, hall 16, B19