X-Compound GmbH of Kaisten at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair
Rubber & TPE

X-Compound GmbH

Hardmatt 932, 5082 Kaisten
Switzerland

This company is co-exhibitor of
Troester GmbH & Co. KG

Hall map

K 2019 hall map (Hall 16): stand F40

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K 2019 fairground map: Hall 16

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
  • 03.01.005  Extrusion lines for compounding

Our products

Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Cable Compounds

The cable industry requires more and more consistency, reproducibility and consistent product cleanliness towards the use of continuous compounding systems. Since founding, X-Compound manufactured and continuously developed suitable compounding plants for the processing of any kind of wire & cable materials.

Due to a high expertise X-Compound advanced to a market leader. X-Compound supplied complete compounding plants to important cable manufacturers.

The design and versatility of the process relevant parts allows a smooth and intensive kneading and mixing as well as the accurate control of the required process temperature profiles.

Benefits
  • Gentle processing and excellent mixing due to the unique principle of operation
  • Minimum wear due to low pressure processing
  • Excellent self cleaning
  • Highest filler loadings achievable
  • Injection to fluids straight into the processing zone

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Applications
Electric Cable

Target Products
Rod, Tube/Hose

Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

PVC Compounds

PVC is one of the major polymers, that got its exceptional position due to extraordinary properties combined with a competitive prize. On the other hand, this comes with special requirements of the compounding process. As the trend towards higher filler contents continues, the need for optimized compounding processes increases even further. Continuous Kneaders are the optimal mixers to meet challenging technical requirements and providing excellent economic benefits.

We can exactly control the energy input into the material, and monitor the temperature profile along the kneader process length. Thus, we find the optimum balance of gentle processing, homogeneous gelation and intensive mixing.

Benefits
  • Gentle material processing and excellent mixing due to the unique principle of operation.
  • Excellent self-cleaning
  • Highest filler loadings achievable
  • Homogeneous gelation of PVC

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Applications
Electric Cable

Target Products
Rod, Tube/Hose

Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Thermoset Compounds

Continuous Kneaders are used in numerous applications to process all kinds of thermosets. This includes toners, powder coatings as well as traditional thermosets for e.g. presses and injection moulding.

Benefits
  • Easy access to the processing unit by smart design
  • Adjustable shear rate level
  • Injection of fluids straight into the processing unit
  • Best measurement of product temperatures along the processing unit

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Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Calender Feeding

One common way to produce polymer films is calendering. A broad range of applications from medical films to vinyl flooring layers are produced using this technique. Raw materials are compounded in a prior step to feed the calender. The optimal compounding aggregate is able to achieve excellent mixing performance at a broad spectrum of throughputs.

This is where X-Compound’s 3-Flight Continuous Kneaders prove their strength. The technology combines a unique principle of motion with an exceptional degree of flexibility keeping the product quality at a constant level.

Benefits
Excellent self-cleaning
Adjustable shear rate level
X-Compound’s 3-flight technology provides broadest processing windows
High turndown ratios (usually more than 5:1) maintaining consistent and uniform properties

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Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Vinyl Flooring

The demand for good looking, easy to maintain floors is constantly growing. In this market Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) show an exceptional high growth rate. These floorings look like wooden or stone floorings while having the same comfort as vinyl floorings. To achieve these special features the flooring is composed of serveral specialised layers. The material formulations are either pelletized offline using Continuous Kneaders or compounded inline using Continuous Kneaders to feed calendars.

Continuous Kneaders show their high flexibility with respect to achievable filler contents and with respect to exceptional high turndown ratios keeping the material quality on a constant level.

Benefits
Gentle processing and excellent mixing due to the unique operation principle
Excellent self cleaning
Highest filler loadings achievable
3-flight technology provides broadest processing windows
Minimum wear due to low pressure processing

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Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Rubber and Elastomers

More and more industries move from batch processes to continuous production. This is especially true for the rubber and elastomer industry, which gains most of continuous processes, such as better process consistency, less scrap and higher overall productivity.

Continuous Kneaders play an important role in this change process, as the unique features of the Kneader results in excellent dispersion of higher and higher degrees of fillers in a gentle process. This allows the processing of compounds even when curing agents are already added.

Benefits
Modular setup for optimum flexibility
Excellent self-cleaning
Adjustable shear rate level
Prooven robust engineering
Narrow residence time distribution

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Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Masterbatches

Materbatches are concentrates of additives, pigments, or fillers in a polymer. They are designed to provide a maximum ease of handling with almost no dust contamination of the user’s facilities. An optimal dispersion of the additives, pigments, or fillers are required to make masterbatches as user friendly as possible. Therefore, it is essential to achieve exceptional mixing performances and gentle material processing at the same time. Gentle processing is essential to keep the structure of the functional pigments, additives, or fillers and thus, to achieve maximum performance with an optimum content of the resins.

We can exactly control the energy input into the material, and monitor the temperature profile along the kneader process length. Thus, we find the optimum balance of gentle processing and intensive mixing.

Benefits
Gentle material processing and excellent mixing due to the unique principle of operation.
Minimum wear due to low pressure processing unit
Highest filler loadings achievable
Injection of fluids straight into the process section
Narrow residence time distribution

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Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Research & Development

Modern polymer formulations are highly adapted to the compounding process to achieve maximum performance at best economic conditions. This requires lab compounding units which allows to scale-up lab results to achieve a minimum time-to-production.

The X-Compound Lab Continuous Kneader CK45 was designed to be just as similar as possible to our production size equipment. Unique features comprise the possibility to use heat control units for the barrel and even more to control the temperature of both Kneader and discharge extruder screw.

Benefits
Gentle material processing and excellent mixing due to the unique principle of operation
Modular setup for optimum flexibility
Homogeneously controlled temperatures for all surfaces in contact with product
Excellent self-cleaning
Narrow residence time distribution
Proven robust engineering
Easy access to process unit by smart design

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Product category: Extrusion lines for compounding

Specialties

Speciality grades, and value added compounds are designated to make use of the specific features of the X-Compound Kneader technology.The controlled shear effect of the X-Compound Kneader is the key to produce any kind of speciality compounds.

Following Specialty Compounds requiring the X-Compound Kneader Technology:
Biobased compounds
Irradiated, cross-linked compounds
Thermal resistant Silicone compounds
Tailor-made blends and alloys for specific mechanical and chemical resistance
Additive blends
Compounds with grafted chemistry

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About us

Company details

We design, develop and manufacture Continuous Kneaders since 1997 striving to optimize the technology invented in 1945 by Heinz List. We evolved into a worldwide leading manufacturer of Continuous Kneaders. Since 2011 X-Compound contributes to the international activities of the Troester Group, with its world-wide renowned high-quality cable production lines and rubber extrusion and processing equipment. Founded in 1892, managed by its owners from the beginning onwards, and with its headquarter in Hannover/Germany, TROESTER is setting the milestones for rubber and plastics processing industries. As part of the group, we ensure qualified service and support to our customers.

Our Continuous Kneaders and complete compounding plants are tailormade for your application and engineered to produce materials with the best quality at lowest operational costs. Our Kneaders are exceptionally well suited to handle temperature sensitive, shear sensitive as well as highly filled materials for a broad range of applications.

We are also glad to be at your service, if you are planning to refurbish your existing Kneader line.

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