IPC – Innovative Polymer Compounds’ facilities have a state of the art equipment for the manufacture of medical device polymer compounds. IPC has a 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 Polyurethanes, 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.