The LMG Thermoplastic Plasticator is designed for the processing of long glass fiber reinforced thermoplastics prior to being placed into a compression molding press. LFT materials have greatly improved mechanical properties over short glass reinforced thermoplastic materials. LFT pellets, as long as 50mm, can be plasticated and mixed with virgin material to achieve the proper glass loading.
Screw sizes from 60mm up to 250mm are available. Shot sizes range from less than a pound all the way up to 100 pounds. This shot size can vary depending on the specific gravity of the material.
The plasticator can also be used to process non fiber-filled thermoplastics such as UHMWPE prior to compression molding.