Plastic is one of the most versatile and widely used materials in the modern world. It is used in everything from food packaging to electronics to automotive components. However, the production of plastic can be a complex and challenging process.
One of the most critical aspects of plastic manufacturing is the use of vacuum and pressure products. These products play a vital role in many stages of the plastic production process, from pellet conveying to plastic welding and forming. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of vacuum and pressure products in the plastics industry and how the line of Gardner Denver equipment that we offer can help.
Pellet Conveying and Drying
Pellets are the small, cylindrical shapes of plastic that are used as raw materials for plastic products. Pellet conveying systems transport these pellets from storage containers to the processing machines. Pellet drying is also an essential process in the plastics industry to ensure that the pellets are free from moisture before processing.
Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products are perfect for both pellet conveying and drying. Our products are designed to handle high volumes of material quickly and efficiently, ensuring that the plastic production process runs smoothly.
Extruder Venting, Cooling, and Drying
Extrusion is the process of forcing molten plastic through a die to create a specific shape. Extruder venting is essential to prevent moisture and other impurities from entering the process, which can compromise the quality of the final product. Cooling and drying are also crucial steps in the extrusion process, ensuring that the plastic cools down and solidifies into the desired shape. Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products work seamlessly with extrusion machines, providing reliable and efficient venting, cooling, and drying.
Calibration and Injection Molding
Injection molding is a widely used manufacturing process in the plastics industry. It involves injecting molten plastic into a mold to create a specific shape. Calibration is the process of ensuring that the mold is precise and accurate, ensuring that the final product meets the required specifications. Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products are perfect for calibration and injection molding. Our products provide accurate and precise pressure control, ensuring that the final product meets the required specifications.
Thermoforming and Vacuum Bagging
Thermoforming is a process of heating a plastic sheet and then shaping it into a specific form using a mold. Vacuum bagging is the process of using vacuum pressure to create a tight seal around a mold or object, allowing it to be shaped into the desired form. Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products operate flawlessly with extrusion machines, delivering dependable and efficient venting, cooling, and drying.
Gluing Plastic Parts and Plastic Welding
Gluing plastic parts and plastic welding are critical processes in the plastic industry. These processes involve joining two or more plastic parts together to create a finished product. Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products are perfect for gluing plastic parts and plastic welding.
The variety of Gardner Denver products in this category (L-Series, V-Series, C-Series and S-Series) offer different benefits such as high corrosion resistance, contact-less operation, short evacuation times and low noise levels, all while providing accurate and precise pressure control, ensuring that the plastic parts are joined together correctly and securely.
Forming with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a popular material used in the packaging industry. EPS is lightweight, durable, and has excellent thermal insulation properties. Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products are perfect for forming with EPS. The Gardner Denver Regenerative G-Series products are designed to provide reliable and efficient pressure control, ensuring that the EPS is formed into the desired shape accurately and efficiently.
Therefore, vacuum and pressure products are essential in the plastic industry. They play a vital role in many stages of the plastic production process, from pellet conveying to plastic welding and forming. Gardner Denver’s vacuum and pressure products are designed to work seamlessly with plastic manufacturing machines, providing reliable and efficient pressure control.
Gardner Denver’s products help plastic manufacturers ensure that their products are of the highest quality, are produced efficiently, and are cost-effective, ultimately leading to increased profitability and success in the plastics industry. The Dearing team can help you choose the right Gardner Denver equipment for your needs. Contact a Dearing product expert today at 1-800-850-3440 or by visiting our contact page.