Trantec has been providing a range of materials handling equipment to the Plastic industry, for over two decades. Our range of Metering Screw Feeders, Flexible Screw Conveyors, and Augers are commonly used in plastics extrusion manufacturing facilities.
Our Metering Screw Feeders will often handle raw plastic materials such as polymers, additives, fillers, and glass fibres. Any Metering Feeder will typically handle plastic pellets, granules, flakes, and powder additives. Often, multiple screw feeders are operated at once as feed rates must be consistent to ensure a quality end-product is achieved.
The Plastics industry is constantly evolving and continues to be one of the most innovative industries in the world.
As of 2017 global production of plastics was 350 million metric tonnes. It is forecast that by 2050 the production of plastic should triple and will account for fifth of global oil consumption. The application of plastics can be found in sectors such as medical, construction, aerospace and automotive.
According to the UK plastics industry the plastics market has an annual sales turnover of £23.5 billion.
Trantec is one of the companies that is in those “dominant” sectors and continues to serve this industry with innovation.