Brabender GmbH & Co. KG

Kulturstr. 51-55 , 47055 Duisburg

Telephone +49 203 7788-0
Fax +49 203 7788-101

This company is main exhibitor of

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 10 / A22
 Interactive Plan

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K 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand A22

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K 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.001  Mixers
  •  Mixers, continuous type, for solids

Mixers, continuous type, for solids

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.006  Pelletizers


  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  •  Extruders
  •  Single screw extruders

Single screw extruders

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.02  Machinery and plant for processing
  • 03.02.001  Extruders and extrusion lines
  •  Extruders
  •  Twin screw extruders

Twin screw extruders

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.09  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.09.007  Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Our products

Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Plasti-Corder Lab-Station: Torque rheometer for applicational investigations and simulation in laboratories

Plasti-Corder Lab-Station und Lab-Station EC

The Brabender Plasti-Corder Lab-Station / Lab-Station EC represent the new generation of torque rheometers for all kinds of process-technical investigations or processing tasks in laboratories and simulation.

The Plasti-Corder Lab-Station and Lab-Station EC are suited for mixers and extruders including a temperature control. The universal docking station ensures the adapting of mixer and extruder.

With a speed range of 0.2 – 350 min-1, the 16 kW-powered Plasti-Corder Lab-Station is beside operating the measuring extruder type 19, the conical twin screw extruder, the co-rotating twin screw extruder TSE20/40 and measuring mixer type 30/50 and P600 especially suited for Brabender® single screw extruder type 30, twin screw extruder 25 and mixer type 350.

The “smaller” Plasti-Corder Lab-Station EC with a speed range of 0.2 – 200 min-1 and 6.8 kW-drive unit fulfills the possibility to adapt Brabender® single screw extruder type 19, conical twin screw extruder as well as mixer types 30/50 and P 600.

The new CAN bus control panel is installed for paramter settings & digital and diagram value indication.

Outstanding features

Easy handling - just plug & play
Self-validation of all components
Modular configuration
State-of-the-art fieldbus technology
Possibility of remote diagnostics
Powerful 32-bit software for all common Windows® versions

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Plastograph EC / EC plus: Torque rheometer for applicational investigations and simulation in laboratory

Plastograph EC plus and EC

The economical torque rheometer for mixers and extruders

The Brabender Plastograph EC is the economical table-top version of the universal torque rheometer Plastograph applied all over the world for application investigations in laboratories and simulation.

With its digital 3.8-kW motor, a torque measuring range of 200 Nm, and a speed range from 0.2 to 150 min-1, the Plastograph EC is the perfect measuring drive for practice-oriented measurements with the Brabender mixers and extruders for

raw material and recipe development
material testing
quality control parallel to production
optimization of the production process
laboratory-scale production of samples for further investigations

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Measuring Mixers for material research and quality control

Brabender measuring mixers are interchangeable measuring heads which serve, connected to a Plasti-Corder, lab-station or Plastograph, for determination of thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, ceramic molding compounds, fillers, pigments and much more plastic and plastifying materials under praxis-oriented conditions, cost-effective, reliable and little expenditure of time and material.

The measuring mixers consist of a mixer backstand with gear unit and a mixer bowl. An electronic safety system prevents the drive unit from damage due to overload.

The blades are made of special steel. Counter-rotation towards each other at different speeds provides excellent compounding and mixing characteristics. Heating/cooling is done either through a cold circulation thermostat or electrically with air cooling.

The user-optimized WINMIX software provides evalutation of the results according to the latest standards.

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Single-Screw Measuring Extruders and Extrusiograph

Simulate production realistically on a laboratory scale

Brabender single screw measuring extruders and Extrusiograph are interchangeable measuring heads which, in connection with a Plasti-Corder Lab-Station or Plastograph, serve for testing the extrudability of polymers and for studying problems occurring in research and development as well as in practical application. The Brabender modular system allows the complete instrumentation of the extruders for raw material checks and development. Manifold screws, die heads, and downstream equipment fulfill all kinds of extrusion tasks.

The sample material is plastified under practice-oriented conditions and extruded through the die head. All measuring values such as torque, melt temperature, melt pressure (if requested, screw backforce, too) are recorded continuously and represented in the form of tables and diagrams parallel to the running test.

An important example for the manifold test methods are viscosity measurements with a measuring extruder equipped with a rheometric capillary die head. The relevant data are recorded and evaluated automatically by the WINExt software.

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Stand-Alone Extruders KE 19 and KE 30 - versatile and efficient

Brabender stand-alone extruders are directly driven multi-purpose machines for testing and processing polymers as well as materials of the e.g. food-, building-, and pharmaceutical industries.

Compact design and convincing technical features make these machines the ideal solution for applications in laboratories and small-scale production:

state-of-the-art fieldbus technology (CAN bus with CANopen record)
multi-master system
extremely flexible
self-identification and self-validationreal-time data communication
powerful software for control and evaluation for all actual Windows® versions

A large program of screws and die heads makes Brabender® stand-alone extruders perfectly suited for

the development of new products
incoming and final inspection
quality control during production
small-scale production of hoses, tubes, films, and other profiles

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Lab-Compounder KETSE 20/40: Co-rotating twin screw extruder as miniature scale

The Lab-Compounder KETSE 20/40 has an own motor and thus is independent from a drive unit. With this integrated motor higher speeds (max. 1200 rpm) than with a twin screw extruder with additional drive unit can be achieved. The solid design as well as the convincing technical features make the KETSE 20/40 to be the ideal solution for laboratory applications

The processing unit of the KETSE 20/40 consists of a horizontally divided barrel with a length of 40 D which can be tilted open and allows visual assessment of the processing steps. Thus comfortable removal and quick cleaning of the barrel is allowed. In addition to the main metering, metering or venting ports at a barrel length of 10 D, 20 D and 30 D are available. Necessary side feeders can be installed at a processing length of 12 D and 22 D.

The modular screw conception offers all individual processing possibilities. Further Brabender accessories like metering systems as well as various downstream equipment are available to build complete extrusion lines.

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Auto-Grader: Continuous measurement of melt flow rate, film purity and transparency

The Auto-Grader continuously determines the melt flow rate, film purity, and transparency - within seconds on-line with polymer production. Self-optimizing and automatic operation ensures optimum adaptation to the polymer to be tested. All relevant data are stored in a database and can be transmitted to a process control system.

When production changes over to a new charge, the Auto-Grader allows to exactly determine the time when the product meets the specification. This minimizes the portion of "out-of-specification" material.

State-of-the-art Windows™ software allows visualization of all data on a single monitor. The system is open to expansion for running further on-line measurements, e.g. of color, haze, density (NIR), etc.

A standard Ethernet port is provided for connection to a modern process control system. An optional serial RS 232 can interface to a host computer for monitoring all data in a control room of the production plant. Alarms concerning the specification limits of the product as well as machine alarms can also be connected to the control room.

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Film blowing and take-off unit

The film blowing unit simultaneously blows up, cools, takes off, and winds up your extruded blown films. The bubble diameter and film thickness can be adjusted precisely. The film blowing and take-off unit can be controlled manually or through the PC (via CAN bus).

Depending on the material, common blowing ratios are 1 : 2 up to 1 : 4. These can be controlled automatically with an optional film width control.

In combination with the Film Quality Analyzer, the purity of the film can be checked continuously during take off.

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Future Perspectives & Global Challenges:
Resource Efficiency

Product category: Measuring and test equipment for rheological properties

Brabender SpeciMold: Production of specimens within a running compounding process

Through an injection molding process, the Brabender SpeciMold enables an automatic and continuous production of specimens made from polymers or fillers. Those can be used for further material analysis, such as tensile tests.

This novel procedure enables specimens to be produced in one step without interrupting the compounding process. Unwanted alterations of material properties won’t occur since the material does not have to be re-melted. Hence, the specimen produced complies exactly with the properties of the raw material used in production.

The Brabender SpeciMold is a multi-purpose instrument which can be applied for example by formulators, additive manufacturers and compounders for incoming goods inspection. Moreover, it supports research and development laboratories in quality control or can be used for small-scale production of injection molds.

Users can be flexible and apply the instrument according to their specific requirements. Hence, it can be connected with single and twin-screw extruders regardless of its manufacturer, individual injection molding parameters can be edited and or molding tool can be changed for producing specimens with different shapes.

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Company news




Sep 7, 2016

Brabender and Brabender Messtechnik at K 2016: Sister companies establish high-performance connections for efficient quality control

„Connecting. Performance.“ stands for the compact and modular solutions for quality control which Brabender and Brabender Messtechnik will present at this year’s K 2016. These comprise torque rheometers, measuring mixers and extruders as well as instruments for specific measuring tasks, applied worldwide in all areas of research, development and industrial production.

How does my raw material behave in production?
How does my raw material react at a certain temperature, pressure or speed an in combination with other raw materials?
How can I best adapt the processing characteristics of my raw material to the different products and processing tasks?
How can I prove whether the material received from the supplier complies with my specifications?

Respectively, the Brabender and Brabender Messtechnik staff will give answers to these questions and to other queries related to quality control at booth no. 10A22 in hall 10 of Messe Düsseldorf. Moreover, both companies will show a selection of their broad range of instruments and equipment for testing the properties of several different raw materials especially applied in the plastics and rubber industries all over the world.

„Connecting. Performance.“ can be seen in the customer-tailored stand-alone and modular solutions with different application-specific equipment. The two companies also see “Connecting. Performance.” as a representation for high-performance and efficient technology which meets the highest quality standards.

Besides established and well-proven solutions, the companies will present some novelties at the K show, among others two world firsts as special highlights. Besides an innovative and cross-instrument application software, a particular focus is put on a complete extrusion line in live operation, set up with brand new elements. Brabender Messtechnik as a specialist company for the determination of residual moisture in polymers and for testing anisothermal stress relaxation will present its latest innovation – unique, compact and state of the art.

Rounding out the portfolio, the Customer Service staff will present the broad range of services related to product and software solutions. True to the K show motto „Connecting. Performance.“, the Brabender Customer Service aims at establishing a long-term connection to the customer and ensures full performance of instruments and software throughout the entire product lifetime.

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About us

Company details

Just to supply instruments is not enough for us. We advise our customers and intensively take care for them if required.

We advise and plan, together with you. And we find the suitable solution for your individual task, which increases your efficiency, reduce your costs and therefore increases your effectiveness.

As the leading supplier Brabender®, already for 90 Years, develops, produces and supplies solution and equipment to our Customers for the determination of material quality and physical properties in all ranges of research, development and industrial production in the chemical industry world-wide.

In our range of products we offer suitable instruments for all applications: as single units or complete test lines. Mixers, extruders, downstream equipment, etc.

Our experience has been developed over decades. A modern, continuous development program combined with the international exchange of experience between our customers and agencies in more than 80 countries world-wide grant optimum and individual customer support.

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Company data

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

101 - 500



Area of business

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Chemical industry
  • Rubber manufacturing / processing
  • Universities, technical colleges