Static mixers are placed in plastic processing machines before mold and are homogeneously distributed in additives and colorants immediately before the shaping of the polymer. In the manufacture of injection and extruder systems, the majority of product errors are caused by insufficient mixing of polymer solution. The purpose of mixing action is to ensure that the additive/coloring concentration and temperature are the same at all points of the melt plastic volume. Static mixers used in injection and extruder machines provide excellent homogeneity and mix during the output of the melt. In this way, high quality and low production costs are achieved. By eliminating the differences in colorant and temperature distribution in the material, the color clouds, dents and lines that may occur in the products produced are removed and the use of expensive dyes is reduced by 20-40%.
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Static Mixers for extrusion applications are often called “melt blenders”. They are installed directly upstream of the die. They homogenize the polymer melt just before forming temperature and concentration of colorants and additives are equalized. By this mixing process, polymer melt viscosity differences are reduced to a minimum and thus the polymer flow behaviour is optimized. At the same time, colorant spots and streaks are eliminated. This homogenization is achieved by the continuous division and recombination of the molten polymer when pushed through the geometric structure of the mixing elements.
Injection moulders’ must with many different moulding tools, polymer types and formulations and colour additives and master batches. Production rate, yield and high quality products are key to their success. The probability of success is greatly increased by installing an SMN static mixer injection moulding mixing nozzle direct upstream the moulding-tool. The Stamixco patented smn mixing element geometry achieves excellent mixing results in a very short length. The high performance mixing elements homogenizer the polymer melt during the injection process directly upstream of the mould. This homogenization is achieved by the continual division and recombination of the molten polymer as it passes through the geometric structure of the mixing elements. As a result, all additives and colorants and temperature and viscosity gradients created by the screw are mixed and evenly distributed just before entering the mould. The smn mixing elements are extremely strong due to their monolithic cast construction where the mixing bars are joined to each other and to the external ring wall via a single molten metal pour.