Did you know...
There are three types of polyurethane film supplier.
Do you know which type you have?
THREE TYPES OF TPU FILM SUPPLIER...
WHICH DO YOU HAVE?
There are three basic types of urethane film suppliers. One is the high volume, commodity manufacturer. They are good at extruding a few basic formulations with standard resins that fill certain market needs, relying on efficiency and volume to stay competitive.
Second are the "me too" companies who make the same basic products as the first but carve out market share through price and delivery.
The third type asks the market what it needs and then listens carefully. That's Argotec. We work closely with both customers and resin suppliers to create films specifically engineered to the exact needs of a customer's particular application. This approach may sound simple, but you would be surprised how often manufacturers fail to simply listen.
FLAT-DIE LABORATORY EXTRUSION LINE
Identical in function to its numerous full-sized flat-die film lines, the laboratory extrusion line allows Argotec to run smaller test batches prior to committing customers to the expense of a full production run.
This valuable resource also avoids interruption of commercial production for trial runs on the company's full-size, flat-die film lines. The net result is faster, lower cost scale-up of commercial TPU flat-die and cast-on-carrier film runs.
The Argotec lab line is a full size production extruder that can produce thermoplastic film in dimensions ranging from 1.0 to 125 mils, widths up to 60inches, and up to 1000 unspliced yards, depending on the gauge of the film.
The Argotec Innovation Center's flat-die laboratory extrusion system will be used for a variety of key functions, including:
- Generating short-run film concept samples for customers.
- Testing the processability and physical characteristics of new film formulations.
- Performing preliminary tests of new product offerings from resin suppliers.
The availability of the flat-die lab line emphasizes Argotec's commitment to research & development. It also enhances the company's ability to engineer polyurethane or other film compounds to meet a customer's specific application requirements and then test the feasibility of the formulation in advance of a full production run, thus saving the customer significant development costs and reducing time-to-market.