For many years the plastic industry ran ads under the “plastics make it possible” slogan to demonstrate to consumers just how much of one’s life is assisted by plastic in some form. From medical procedures to industrial processes and safety equipment, plastics are thoroughly a part of our world. So how can static mixing make it better?
Working with polymers can be a tricky business, and nothing is more critical than ensuring thorough mixing of all ingredients, and this is where the static mixer comes into play. Komax designs a static mixer specifically for use with polymers, and there are a lot of benefits. The method of mixing controls the performance of the polymerization process, whether using solvent or emulsion polymerizations. The mixer intiates polymerization (radicalic, thermic, ionic and catalytic) and allow initiators and regulators to be mixed with monomers.
Besides initiating and controlling the process, static mixers can help dose and mix master batches as well as other additives, such as dyes, flame retardant materials, softening agents or static inhibitors. Even if you work with injection molding, film blowing, fiber spinning or other manufacturing methods, a Komax static mixer can handle the process. Because of its innovative design, there is minimal pressure drop while the mixer continuously blends materials together uniformly. To control for heat transfer, our heat exchanger also uses static mixer technology to ensure the transfer process is complete and efficient.
There is constant demand for plastics, which has been one of the fastest growing industries in the world for many years. The faster you can meet those demands, the more profit you will make. Komax can custom design a mixer to meet your specific plastics application. Speed and quality are both very possible with a static mixer!