New-to-the-market compounder HEROPLAS in Spenge, Germany, specializes in the manufacture of Polypropylene (PP), Polyetheylene (PE), Thermoplastic Elastomeres (TPE), Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV), and their polymer blends in very small batches. HEROPLAS, who groups these tailor-made specialized products with the term “Technical Polyolefins”, has outfitted its production with two Coperion ZSK twin screw extruders for this endeavor. Both the ZSK 26 Mc18 and the ZSK 45 Mc18 stand out with high flexibility in configuration and very comfortable operation. Together, they form the basis of short setup times for frequently occurring recipe changes, ensuring HEROPLAS can efficiently manufacture specialized compounds, even in spite of the minute quantities involved.
HEROPLAS is a joint venture between SITRAPLAS GmbH in Bünde, Germany, and KRS Kunststoff Recycling & Service GmbH in Spenge. The specialty compounder SITRAPLAS has been successfully manufacturing minute lots of high-quality Engineered Plastics compounds for many years and is assuming HEROPLAS research and development projects. Production takes place in Spenge in eastern Westphalia.
ZSK Extrusion Technology for Maximum Flexibility and Safe, Secure Scale Up
Polyolefins stand out for their easy handling properties and outstanding chemical durability. Their development and manufacture in small and minute quantities for specialized applications places high demands on HEROPLAS. In order to economize efficiently, not only must the company’s internal processes be optimized for the large number of small quantities; production machinery must be designed for frequent recipe changes as well, all the while guaranteeing very high compound quality.