Home
  Available Modules
 
Index
Basics
Equipment
Applications
Glossary
 
   
  Basics
 

Plastics Processing: Raw Material Handling

Smaller processors with short runs or where many different types of resins are being used for a broad assortment of products will normally directly feed resins into production equipment using a dedicated hopper located on top of the machine. For larger plants with longer runs and higher volume requirements for resins, the resins may be stored in bulk holding silos or other containers and are transported and metered out to several different pieces of machinery. The available technology to accomplish the material handling is the direct-drive vacuum pump.