Kenics Thermogenizer Delivers Homogenized Melt Streams
March 20, 2014
The Kenics® Thermogenizer, from Chemineer, Inc., is a post-extrusion mixing device that provides superior color and additive distribution, and uniform temperatures over a broad range of thermoplastics, including nylons, polyethylenes, styrenes, acrylics, cellulosics and vinyl resins.
Mixing is achieved by a stationary, helical Kenics® Static Mixer element assembly, which induce flow divisions in the melt stream. This flow splitting combines with axial rotation of the stream thus assuring continuous transfer of material back and forth between the wall and the center of the stream.
Kenics® Thermogenizers can be supplied with electrical band heaters and thermocouple ports for wall temperature control. Available in 1", 1½", 2", 3" and 4" diameters, they install easily between the exit of an extruder and the accompanying die.
Additional product features include the following:
- Production increases of 10% to 20%
- Elimination of temperature gradients created by extruders or other process equipment
- Better gauge control
- Consistent physical properties of process material
- Quicker color changovers
- Better filler distribution
About Chemineer, Inc.
Chemineer, Inc., a brand of NOV Mono is dedicated exclusively to mixing technology and the manufacture of quality equipment for fluid agitation applications. Chemineer has operations in Dayton, OH; North Andover, MA; Derby, England; Mexico, D.F.; Singapore, China and Brazil. For more information, visit www.chemineer.com.