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PTi and FARREL POMINI Announce SBA for Direct-To-Sheet Extrusion Compounding

by Kathleen Flannery
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 12:00 pm

PTi and FARREL POMINI Announce Strategic Business Alliance

for a Direct-to-Sheet Extrusion Compounding Solution

Processing Technologies International (PTi), Aurora, IL and FARREL POMINI, Ansonia, CT announce the formation of a Strategic Business Alliance (SBA) for the sale of integrated extrusion systems utilized in the production of compounded plastic sheet applying the unique combination of FARREL POMINI mixing and PTi sheeting technologies. 

The SBA introduces a continuous compounding system that enables sheet to be extruded as part of the compounding process.  The integrated compounding-sheet extrusion technology is being marketed under the trade branding of Direct-to-Sheet (DTS™) Compounding. The integration of these systems can eliminate the need to create pre-compounded resins prior to the extrusion process; additives such as mineral fillers, colorants, impact modifiers, clarifiers, etc., can be mixed and directly extruded to sheet in one cohesive and uninterrupted process. 

DTS™ Compounding brings together both FARREL POMINI and PTi as technology leaders in their respective markets and as a result, offer best-in-class sheet extrusion equipment.   FARREL POMINI's compounder, the CP Series II™ Compact Processor, is designed specifically for top quality dispersion of highly filled, highly pigmented materials, capable of processing a wide range of polymer applications with high output rates. This technology compliments PTi's G-SERIES® Roll Stands' abilities to process a wide range of sheet applications, including thin to heavy gauge, low to high melt strength resins, and high output production. 

What does DTS™ Compounding mean to the industry?  The benefits include cost savings, process efficiencies and enhanced control of compounded materials for companies requiring considerable percentages of mineral fillers in their extruded sheet.  DTS™ Compounding can be configured inline directly feeding a thermoformer or as a roll stock system producing wound rolls of sheet offline.  This highly unique offering will introduce a first-of-its-kind processing into strategic packaging, automotive and industrial sheet markets.

PTi technology also includes its Super-G® HighSPEED™ extruders and dryerless multi-resin solutions with its HVTSE® (high vacuum twin screw by Bandera).  Dana Hanson, President of PTi comments, "We are thrilled to extend our product offerings to include DTS™ technology using FARREL POMINI's Compact Processors coupled to our roll stands.  DTS™ technology will provide processor's with a unique opportunity to address sustainability concerns by producing highly mineral filled sheet products while also gaining monetarily from the efficiencies that result".  Paul Lloyd, Vice President & Business Unit Director at FARREL POMINI adds, "The offering creates new value for the users of this technology and where relevant will result in succinct competitive advantages within established business models".