Plastic & Rubber Processing and Laboratory
Plastic and rubber processing technology and quality control has been one of our core competences for decades. Plastic waste has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time – and we are fully engaged with this issue. Improvements require a fundamental change in thinking about how plastics are made, used, and discarded. Challenges are best overcome by facing them, turning them into new opportunities.
We work closely with leading European and Asian manufacturers, providing strong support both locally and from Europe through dedicated, experienced sales and service staff in our various markets.
Our cooperation with Brabender dates back to the early 1970's – a durable relationship built on mutual commitment and shared success in Asian markets. Brabender provides customers around the globe with a full spectrum of devices for measuring residual moisture in plastics, measuring the viscosity of fluids and pastes, and taking isothermal/anisothermal relaxation measurements. Development and production are closely interlinked the "Made in Germany" guarantee of quality. Technical measurements are made possible with innovative, easy-to-use devices, helping our customers to analyse and stabilize their processes.
The core competence of our business partner Feddem is the development, design and construction of extrusion and compounding lines for the production of high-quality plastic compounds and masterbatches used in plastic goods manufacturing, the chemical industry, and mechanical engineering.
FET designs, develops and manufactures extrusion equipment for a wide range of high value textile material applications in the global marketplace. The company has inhouse yarn and fibre engineering knowhow for designing extrusion equipment, which will allow their customers to consistently produce fibres of the highest quality. Typical applications for extruded yarn innovation:
- Biomedical materials, such as resorbable polymers for use in medical devices
- Specialized novel fibres from exotic and difficult-to-process polymers
- Sustainable polymers, biodegradable and composting materials
- Melt-spun fibres and yarns and textiles for a wide range of composites
- Functional textile materials, provided by polymer formulation or additives
FET has also considerable experience in the development of specialist sustainable polymers that have either eco-friendly end-of-life cycle or have been sourced from renewable resources.
Gerlach Maschinenbau is a leading supplier of hot-air vulcanization machines which are successfully used in many rubber-processing industries. Apart from the automotive sector, there are also applications in construction and in general industry. The modular machine design leads to excellent product surfaces and properties even at high throughputs. Additionally, efficient heat transfer with an exhaust air purification leaves the environment largely free from hydrocarbon and odour emissions.
In terms of unit sales to global plastics processing industries, Haitian International is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of injection molding machines. Melchers Techexport is their exclusive partner in Sri Lanka, serving the local market with latest innovations and extensive services at a professional level. Haitian is continuously working on upgrades and new technologies, for an even brighter future.
Hosokawa Alpine ranks high among international suppliers of blown film lines and includes in its product portfolio blown film co-extrusion lines with up to 11 layers, mono-axial film orientation lines (MDO) and patented systems such as TRIO (Trim Reduction for Inline Orientation) for increased profitability. A global player, always a step ahead.
Pixargus is a specialist in systems for automatic surface inspection and dimensional measurement of continuously produced long products such as profiles, tubing, tubes, webs and cables in a wide range of materials, as well as for single piece inspection. Standard or highly customized system designs support customers in automotive, healthcare, construction, infrastructure and the consumer goods sectors, to achieve optimal product quality. Whether for sealing profiles and hoses, tubes, catheters, cables or window frame profiles, compounds made of TPE and rubber, or highly complex textures of foils and technological webs, Pixargus has implemented more than 1200 systems worldwide. The products are easy to operate and can withstand high mechanical loads in rough everyday production.