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Facilities

MEDICAL POLYMER COMPOUNDING FACILITIES
IN THE CENTRE OF IRELAND

IPC – Innovative Polymer Compounds has a state of the art Mann & Hummell closed loop drying system fitted with an agitated stirred hopper. This allows us to compound, on a continuous basis, large batches of moisture sensitive polymers such as Polyureathanes, Polycarbonates , etc, ensuring industry leading standards of drying technology for this exacting area in medical compounded materials.

All polymers are compounded in a white room facility using a Leistritz twin screw extruder – a ZSE 27 MAXX – 40 L/D. This extruder is capable of outputs up to 120 kg per hour. The compounder is fed by four K-Tron gravimetric dosing units, each one capable of feeding granules or powders.

The compound is then pelletised either via a Gala underwater pelletiser or a Rieter strand pelletiser.

The compounding process is controlled by a Siemens Macromatex S7 Professional (S7 PLC) motion controller.

This controller enables accurate diagnostics, batch control and data storage as well as consistent feeding and dosing accuracy from as low as ±0.1% deviation to ensure product consistency throughout the batch. It also provides complete recordings of process parameters for each batch produced along with full raw material traceability.

IPC’s in-house test laboratory is fully equipped and up-to-date. Machinery available for the preparation of test specimens include an Arburg Allrounder 320C injection moulding machine, a Brabender Plasticorder with single screw extrusion and mixing head capabilities and a Servitec
Compression press.