Davis-Standard will promote its elastomer extrusion technology, crosshead and facility expansion at Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Company, during RubberTech China 2019 (hall N1, stand 1A113), September 18 – 20, 2019, in Shanghai, China.

“RubberTech draws a wide base of potential customers from all parts of Asia,” said Joe Wnuk, Vice President of Davis-Standard Elastomer and Profile Systems. “It’s a valuable opportunity to interact with processors in multiple markets, and share the ways we are increasing output rates and lowering extrudate temperatures for nearly every elastomer compound formulation.”

Davis-Standard supports global elastomer markets for tyres, automotive hoses, adhesives and sealants, recreational equipment, construction and medical applications. Elastomer-specific processing equipment is engineered for efficiency and performance, including a DSREV extruder and latest crosshead design: The Model 3000 crosshead. According to the company, the Model 3000 crosshead reduces scrap and enables faster startup times.

The DSREV extruder has a patented pneumatic roll feed system for a uniform and consistent feed rate, electric heating and water-cooling for quicker response times, and feedscrews that maximise output and minimise scorch. Using a gear pump, processors are able to isolate high pressure and achieve pressure stabilisation. Davis-Standard’s gear pump is equipped with a two-roll feeder (TRF) for cold feeding or to be used as a stand-alone device for fine mesh straining. Other advantages include improved filtration, reduced material retention time and a small footprint to easily integrate into existing lines, the company said.

To further support customers in the region, Davis-Standard recently expanded its manufacturing space and capabilities in Suzhou, China. The additional 35,000 square-foot (~ 3,251 m2) facility near the existing shop houses control panel assembly and provides much-needed warehousing.