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Increased opportunities for in-house and customer initialized developments
Brückner Maschinenbau has extended the R&D platform at their technology center with a new laboratory extrusion line (LBE) in order to increase the opportunities for in-house and customer initialized developments. The LBE is specially designed for the development of new film formulations, film structures and new processing and stretching technologies in a comfortable scale.
Besides the multiple extrusion possibilities, a MDO (machine direction orienter) unit is installed between the casting unit and the pull roll stand. In combination with the laboratory stretching machine KARO IV or the pilot line the new laboratory extrusion line allows to analyze the simultaneous as well as the sequential biaxial stretching processes on a lab scale with a high transferability to real production processes.
The LBE is designed to process all materials which are suitable for biaxial stretching. Also the new Evapore® process for producing PE-based battery separator film is implemented on this new laboratory extrusion line in order to test new recipes and process developments.
Starting from now Brückner is ready to offer this unique laboratory extrusion line as a service tool for our customers in order to analyze new film formulation or new stretching technologies for biaxial stretched films.