Trinks Inc. Products

Plasticator for Thermoplastic Molding

Trinks Inc.

The Trinks Inc. Thermoplastic Plasticator is designed for the processing of long glass fiber reinforced thermoplastics prior to being placed into a compression molding press. LFT materials have greatly improved mechanical properties over short glass reinforced thermoplastic materials. LFT pellets, as long as 50mm, can be plasticated and mixed with virgin material to achieve the proper glass loading.

Screw sizes from 60mm up to 250mm are available. Shot sizes range from less than a pound all the way up to 100 pounds. This shot size can vary depending on the specific gravity of the material.

The plasticator can also be used to process non fiber-filled thermoplastics such as UHMWPE prior to compression molding.

Standard Features

  • Low Shear – Reduces the occurrence of glass breakage to ensure greater part strength
  • Screw design allows the melt to remain within the controlled environment of the barrel
  • Consistent material backpressure during the process
  • Material Versatility
  • Consistent Discrete Process that reduces occurrence of scrap attributable to short-shots or over-fills
  • Integrated Programmable Controller for accurate temperature control and nozzle output
  • Interlocked system to limit knife access
  • Heatable Knife with temperature control
  • 2.5 Cubic Foot Hopper Capacity
  • Quiet operation
  • Optional Conveyor for extrudate transport is available