General Polymer Services provides polymer blending services to meet all of your needs. We combine the latest ribbon blending and silo blending methods with dependable equipment that is built to meet the most rigorous standards in the industry. We also strive to follow all the best practices in every job we do to make sure our customers are satisfied. Our stringent tests ensure that all finished products are of the highest quality, so that our customers get the top-notch products they deserve.
BENEFITS OF BLENDING
General Polymer Services handles blending jobs with our unique attention to detail. The benefits of using GPS for your next blending job include:
• Increasing the value of off-spec or off-grade product
• Lowering your capital investment for special manufacturing and blending equipment
• Letting customers boost their market share
• Lowering the amount of product waste from the blending process
• Increasing the value of your inventory
General Polymer Services uses the latest polymer blend technologies. These methods and equipment allow two or more polymers to be mixed together.
By applying the physical and chemical properties of each polymer, the polymer blend creates new properties and boosts the performance level of the new material in ways that were not achievable with the individual polymers by themselves. For instance, a polymer blending project can combine a small amount of high-cost polymers with larger amounts of inexpensive polymers to create a stronger product. Some of these properties can include:
- Increased temperature resistance
- Reduced susceptibility to light, water, or other natural elements
- Increased tensile strength
- Increased durability and flexibility
BLENDING AND ADDITIVES
The technicians at General Polymer Services also understand how specific additives can affect a polymer blending project. Some additives may serve a specific function, while others can fulfill multiple needs. Some of the functions of polymer additives can include:
- Adding color to a polymer blend
- Applying a coating designed to resist the elements (heat, water, etc.)
- Catalyzing the polymer blending process
- Strengthening the polymer blend
BLENDING AND AGGLOMERATION
During the polymer blending process, particles from one polymer or another can accumulate and not mix in with the blend. This action, known as “agglomeration,” can hamper the blending process. The result can be a blended polymer that either fails to fulfill its intended purpose or fails to meet the manufacturer's standards. At General Polymer Services, we take several steps to prevent agglomeration from occurring. These steps assure our customers that their finished product meets or exceeds their expectations. These methods can include, but are not limited to:
- Dry blending of specific polymers
- Blending a dust to prevent agglomeration from occurring
- Blending a polymer agent to break up agglomerated particles
Let the team at General Polymer Services show you how we can work with you on your next polymer compounding project. Our techniques can help you boost your manufacturing capacity, without the high cost of capital investment or the inconvenience of long installation times.
To learn more about how we can help you with your next project, email us at email@example.com or call us at (281) 424-4673.