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Welding Engineers expands compounding presence, opens new headquarters.

Welding Engineers expands compounding presence, opens new headquarters

Welding Engineers, Inc., Blue Bell, Pa., is broadening its base in compounding and plans to offer its first line of corotating, intermeshing twin-screw extruders to complement its well known counterrotating, non-intermeshing type in the upcoming first quarter. The company is negotiating a partnership with an unnamed manufacturer of corotating twin-screw machines, rumored to be Italian. Welding Engineers v.p. Thomas Hensley says the company plans to eventually manufacture the intermeshing machines in the U.S. with some modifications, such as higher torque gearboxes and different barrel designs. The line ranges in size from 35 to 133 mm, in both counterrotating and corotating models (convertible versions may eventually be offered). Welding Engineers' current line of extruders are used primarily in devolatilization, emulsion/isolation of latex and ABS, and reactive processing. (CIRCLE 86)

* Welding Engineers also recently moved into a new 40,000-sq-ft facility in Blue Bell, which houses development, executive offices, and a research lab. Equipment in the lab includes three non-intermeshing extruders of 20, 30 and 50 mm. A 70-mm corotating, intermeshing machine is also planned.
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Title Annotation:Welding Engineers Inc.
Publication:Plastics Technology
Date:Dec 1, 1991
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