Wapakoneta

Our Wapakoneta, OH facility houses both a large-capacity processing plant and a quality control/development laboratory. Our processing capability includes five twin-screw extrusion lines, all with length/diameter (L/D) ratios of 44:1, three continuous-mixing lines, plus offline blenders, drying, packaging and sorting equipment. offer a range of high-capacity, twin-screw extruder lines, as well as continuous mixing lines.

To facilitate process development, quality control and product verification, we also operate a laboratory with a comprehensive set of testing and measuring equipment. All of our capabilities are available to our customers, for both help in developing their own process and product specifications and for verifying product parameters and quality during and after production.

Twin-Screw-Extrusion Processing Lines

  • One Super ZSK 92mm, 11-barrel twin-screw extruder with 44:1 length/diameter (L/D) ratio, two-port vacuum venting, motor drive capacity of 500 HP at 430 RPM, 70mm twin-screw side feeder, liquid feed through injection plate, water bath and strand pelletizer or Gala underwater pelletizer, Goring Kerr metal detector, 3-tier rare earth magnet and post dryer.
  • Two Mega ZSK 70mm, 11-barrel twin-screw extruder with 44:1 L/D ratio, two-port vacuum venting, motor drive capacity of 400 HP at 525 or 600 RPM screw speed, 70mm twin-screw side feeder, liquid feed through injection plate, water bath (or strand conveyor) and strand pelletizer or Gala underwater pelletizer, Witte shaker/cooler, SafeLine metal detector, 3-tier rare earth magnet and post dryer.
  • One Mega-Plus ZSK 92mm, 11-barrel twin-screw extruder with 44:1 L/D ratio, two-port vacuum venting, motor drive capacity of 1250 HP at 720 RPM, dual 70mm twin-screw side feeders, liquid feed through injection plate, water bath and strand pelletizer or Gala underwater pelletizer, chilled process water, Witte shaker/cooler, Goring Kerr metal detector, 3-tier rare earth magnet and post dryer
  • One Century Extrusion CXE-40, 40mm, 11-barrel twin-screw extruder with 44:1 L/D ratio, two-port vacuum venting, motor drive capacity of 150 HP at 1200 RPM screw speed, dual 40mm twin-screw side feeders, liquid feed through injection barrel, Gala underwater pelletizer, chilled process water, Witte shaker/cooler, SafeLine metal detector, and rare earth magnet.

Continuous-Mixer Processing Lines.

  • One 9˝ Farrell continuous mixer, 1000 HP motor, with dams, 10˝ extruder, 12:1 L/D ratio, no venting, Gala underwater pelletizer, 3-tier rare earth magnet and 100, 144, or 192 die holes (0.110˝ or 0.093˝).
  • One 9˝ Farrell continuous mixer, 1250 HP motor, with dams, 10˝ extruder with venting capability, 18:1 length/diameter (L/D) ratio, Gala underwater pelletizer, 3-tier rare earth magnet and 100, 144, or 192 die holes (0.110˝ or 0.093˝).
  • One 4˝ Farrell continuous mixer, 150 HP motor, with dams, 6˝ extruder, 12:1 L/D ratio, no venting, water bath with strand pelletizer (Gala underwater pelletizer available), rare earth magnet.

Offline Capabilities

Blending 

  • Double-cone blenders 
  • Paddle blender
  • Ribbon blender

Drying

  • Desiccant dryers 

Packaging—Twin-Screw Extrusion Lines

  • Gaylords, heat-sealed bags, drums

Packaging—Continuous-Mixer Lines

  • 9˝ mixers: Railcars, Gaylords, drums, supersacks, (plus spout bags on the 1,000HP 9˝ Farrell unit)
  • 4˝ mixer: Gaylords, heat-sealed bags, drums

Laboratory Equipment

  • Dynisco Melt Rheometer (4)
  • Dynisco Melt Indexer (4)
  • Mitsubishi Moisture Analyzer (2)
  • Mettler Toledo Halogen Moisture Analyzer (1)
  • Arizona Instruments Vapor Pro Moisture Analyzer (1)
  • Muffle Furnace (3)
  • Datacolor Spectraflash 600 Plus CT Colorimeter (1)
  • MacBeth Light Booth (1)
  • Platen Press (2)
  • Strip Extruder (1)
  • Gardner Impact Tester (1)
  • Inspection Table (1)
  • Specific Gravity Scale (1)
  • Universal Tester (5KN & 30 KN Load Cells) (used for tensile & flex modulus) (1)
  • iS10 Nicolet FTIR (1)
  • 20 Ton Injection Molders (3) (ASTM test specimen molds)
  • Hardness Tester (Shore A & D) (1)
  • Vacuum Oven (1)
  • Environmental Chamber (1)