CTC Plastics Offers Reprocessed Polypropylene Compounded Resin, Features Twin Screw Compounding Machine

CTC Plastics offers vast line of reprocessed polypropylene compounded resin.

CTC Plastics manufactures resins made up of 99% recycled content. Reprocessed polypropylene performs with the same characteristics, consistency, and quality as virgin resins and is a lower cost, environmentally friendly alternative.

Polypropylene is most commonly used for injection and compression molding wherein the material is injected into a mold and then formed into complex shapes at relatively low cost and high volume. Light in weight, polypropylene features characteristics that include resistance to staining, pest infestation, mold and mildew to name a few. However, the production and use of plastics have a wide range of impacts on our environment.

Polypropylene resin can be used in a variety of products but is particularly well suited for automotive applications, lawn and garden products, construction and building applications, reusable pallets and many other general purpose products. Polypropylene has been found to have several benefits that differentiate it from other plastics making it an excellent candidate to recycle and reuse.

Plastic can be reused many times over but today only a small percentage of plastic waste is recycled. Most plastics take a long time to break down. With an increasing amount of plastic products being produced every day, the environmental impact of their disposal is a major concern. Recycling polypropylene is advantageous as the plastic can be reprocessed into pellets and then molded into new durable, lightweight products.

CTC’s reprocessed resins can be customized depending on the customer’s compound needs and different formulas can be produced to enhance strength, durability, and flexibility. CTC’s reprocessed resins are used to compression and injection mold some of the most popular and recognizable products available in today’s market.

Features 92-millimeter co-rotating twin screw compounding machine

The company also features a 92 millimeter co-rotating twin screw compounding machine at their ISO 9001 and ISO/EIC 17025 certified facility. The addition of the twin screw allows CTC Plastics to provide customers with enhanced toll compounding further adding to their formulating, blending and testing services.

The co-rotating twin screw compounding machine has two rotating assemblies. This concept provides for a much higher mixing action allowing CTC the ability to compound in higher percentages of fill to a given compound. The addition of the twin screw brings an additional 25 million pounds of annual compounding capacity to CTC allowing them to support additional business in key markets such as automotive, construction, housewares, lawn and garden, retail, and consumer goods.

Powering the 92 millimeter co-rotating twin screw, is a 420 HP motor, with a L/D ratio of 48:1. The approximate throughput for the machine when compounding a mineral, mostly commonly being talc and calcium, is 2,200 pounds per hour. Pellet output can be in the form of strand cut, water ring or underwater. The machine features single or double side feed of mineral introduction into the line and provides CTC with the ability to change screw configuration to meet any thermoplastic demand.

CTC Plastics is a minority owned ISO 9001 and ISO/EIC 17025 certified custom compounder of thermoplastic resins. CTC’s wide range of capabilities also extends to compression and injection molding as well as the manufacturing of plastic pallets.

For more information on CTC Plastics custom compounded resins, tolling services, reusable plastic pallets and custom molding capabilities, please visit them on the web at http://www.ctcplastics.com.

Source: CTC Plastics