Brabender Technologie solves the problem of fibre feedingInnovative feeding of natural fibres, wood fibres, long carbon fibres and film chips
With its new fibre feeder, Brabender Technologie is breaking new ground in the feeding of long and uneven fibres. While conventional feeders used to be restricted to short and compact bundles of fibres such as glass fibres, for example, the new feeder is now capable of accurately metering natural fibres, wood fibres, long carbon fibres and film chips.
New fields of application
As one of the main fields of application, the new fibre feeder can be used for shredded film strips. These are waste materials from plastic film production processes, where the film edges are cut off by film edge trimmers. This results in 10-30 % of unspoilt material, further utilisation of which has until now been difficult. The new feeder allows to refeed the remnants back into the production process as film chips so that they can be recycled. This saves resources and optimises the production process.
Feeding of natural fibres is another field of application. The fibre feeder is capable