Extensive knowledge: plastics processing


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Extensive knowledge: plastics processing

Bernhard Hüppmeier, Head of Business Development at Brabender Technologie, contributed his feeding expertise in a comprehensive book regarding plastics manufacturing which includes the essential steps of processing and compounding. He is the author of a chapter on feeding technology.

Plastic production is comprised of three essential processing steps: synthesis or reaction, processing or compounding of raw materials and finally molding into semi-finished or finished products. The 880-page book entitled “Polymer-Aufbereitung und Kunststoff-Compoundierung” (Polymer Processing and Plastics Compounding), published by Hanser-Verlag, thoroughly covers all aspects of the compounding or processing stages in the plastics manufacturing process. In addition to plastics processing, the integration and influence of additives on quality control is examined. The authors, who are subject matter experts, impart their knowledge from the fields of research, polymer production and equipment manufacturing with great precision, using the fundamentals of process technology and specific, real world application experience from the plastics industry.

Brabender Technologie contributes a chapter on “Feeding technology”

The “Feeding technology” chapter written by Bernhard Hüppmeier explains the fundamentals of continuous feeding and weighing and both refill and aeration processes. The Head of Business Development also provides insights on innovative concepts for easy disassembly and cleaning processes. Finally, Bernhard Hüppmeier discusses Industry 4.0 requirements and their impact on control solutions and the proper integration of weigh-feeders into installations using the latest industry data.

Bottom line: sound, comprehensive and indispensable

“Polymer-Aufbereitung und Kunststoff-Compoundierung” is an indispensable source of information on the fundamentals, equipment and application technology used in the manufacturing of plastics – for not only specialists from the polymer and plastics industry, but for anyone interested in learning more about the manufacturing of plastics.

(published in FLUX 2/2020)