For used R&D machines such as laboratory and pilot line equipment, Plastima Used Machinery is the right place for you. You can also come to us for maintenance of your used R&D machine. In addition, we are available for service & maintenance questions.
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USED R&D MACHINES
Polyethylene and polypropylene are the two largest-volume plastics, both of which are commonly used in single-use packaging. By volume, the second largest packaging plastic is polyethene terephthalate (PET), which is used in beverage bottles and clear packaging. For used rolling mills, used (plate) presses and other used R&D machines, we invite you to take a look at our stock in Breda.
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Used R&D machines
Used plastic R&D (Research and Development) machines are specialized pieces of equipment designed for the development and testing of new plastic materials, recycling methods, or plastic processing techniques, often resembling smaller versions of industrial plastic processing equipment but with added features for experimentation and analysis. These machines typically include a small-scale extruder, which is crucial for testing different plastic compounds and extrusion parameters, and can be adjusted to simulate various industrial conditions.
Additionally, an injection molding unit is often present for examining how different plastics behave in injection molding processes, an essential aspect for developing new plastic materials or additives. For experiments involving hollow plastic parts, a blow molding module is included to assess material behavior under blow molding conditions.
Some R&D machines also feature a thermoforming section to test how plastics respond when heated and formed into various shapes. To create new plastic blends or incorporate additives, mixing and compounding equipment is included, allowing for precise control over the mixture.
A pelletizer is used, similar to industrial machines, to create small pellets of plastic for easier handling and measurement in various experiments. The machine is often equipped with analytical tools like spectrometers and rheometers to analyze the properties of plastics, such as composition, viscosity, and thermal properties.
Advanced control and data acquisition systems are critical components, used to precisely manage the machine’s parameters and collect experimental data for analysis. Precise temperature control is vital in plastic processing, so these machines often feature advanced cooling and heating systems.
Due to the experimental nature of the work, these machines typically include enhanced safety features to protect researchers during operations. Together, these components enable researchers to conduct experiments with new types of plastics, recycling methods, and processing techniques in a controlled and precise manner, significantly contributing to advancements in plastic technology.