Milacron’s Recently Launched GPAK Extrusion Machines Seeing Impressive Sales and Customer Interest
(CINCINNATI, OH – March 16, 2016) – Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announced its recently launched GPAK extrusion machines continues to see growth with its impressive sales.
Milacron launched an expanded line up of the GPAK (Grooved Feed) single screw extrusion machines at NPE 2015 in Orlando, where they were on prominent display. The GPAK specializes in the manufacture of pipe, packaging and various sheet applications and is available in screw diameters from 45 mm through to 150 mm.
The GPAK’s linear output through the machine’s speed range is a key technical feature that can greatly benefit processors. Testing of a bimodal polyethylene pressure pipe grade resin on a GPAK45 yielded a linear output even when the die pressure reached 6,000 psi (406.7 bar). The maximum output range capability of the GPAK line of extruder is from 1,110 lb/hr to 3,7400 lb/hr (500 Kg/hr to 1,678 Kg/hr) on polyethylene resins.
Brian Marston, Vice-President and General Manager, Milacron Extrusion commented, “The GPAK’s linear output capability benefits processors by improving product dimensional control regardless at what speed the extruder operates.”
The machine gives users increased extrusion and output efficiencies with the benefit of lower energy consumption. The barrel geometry allows for high output lbs/hr (kg/hr) for polyolefin extrusion processes. The increased rate exceeds 40% with equivalent screw diameter and provides linear output through its screw speed range. Sales of the GPAK line year to date have doubled that of 2014, with sales into the polyethylene pipe and packaging markets.
Milacron continues to push the boundaries of possibilities in plastics with breakthrough products from leading brands including Milacron, Mold-Masters, DME, Ferromatik, Uniloy and CIMCOOL.
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