With the new blending line from KraussMaffei Berstorff, German bio-plastics company Tecnaro doubled its bioplastic production capacity at the Ilsfeld-Auenstei production site.
Tecnaro has long focused on R&D and production of bioplastics and is preparing for the growing demand for customized bioplastics to ensure cost-effective mass production.
Techno specializes in the processing of recyclable recycled materials in plastics for industrial use. Techno produces bioplastic compounds by using twin-screw extruders.
The new line installed by Techno is a ZE BASIC 62 twin-screw extruder with a maximum output rate of 800 kg/h. This extruder will double the capacity of Techno every year.
"The new extruder will double our bioplastics production capacity and will play a decisive role in the development of the company," said Jürgen Pfitzer, CEO of Tecnaro. He firmly believed that about 100 years later, petroleum-based plastics will almost disappear, and the demand for bioplastics will continue to grow in the future.
Designed for standard applications
The ZE Basic series of twin-screw extruders are universal machines for 80% of plasticizing, filling and reinforcement applications without any major equipment adjustments.
This series of extruders includes a total of four different sizes of heads with diameters ranging from 42 mm to 77 mm and output efficiencies of up to 3 metric tons per hour. Its outer diameter/internal diameter ratio is 1.55 and its torque is 10.5 Nm/cm.
Just like other KraussMaffei Bertoosh twin-screw extruders, this series of extruders can adjust the processing accessories and screw shape according to the specific processing requirements.