Bio-Industrial Opportunities: Extrusion

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Extrusion and Compounding
Extrusion is a process to create new materials or to generate a new property. At the Bio Processing Innovation Centre, the Century CX-40 HT extruder can compound material and extract value-added chemicals from biomass. The pilot scale extruder allows companies to scale up their concept before commercialization. When appropriately adjusted, the feeding rate ranges from kg/hr to hundreds of kg/hr. The 40 mm twin co-rotate extruder can be used as a device to research and develop new products/processes, and to scale up your recipe and process on pilot production.

Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section
O.S. Longman Building
4th Floor, 6909 - 116 Street
Edmonton Alberta T6H 4P2
Phone: (780) 644-8118
Email: biobranch@gov.ab.ca

Bio Processing Innovation Centre - Grand Opening and Open House

September 21, 2017
1:00 - 3:30pm
5520 - 36 Street, Edmonton, AB

Click here to register.

  • Compounding: blending and compounding of natural fibre with biopolymer to make new materials
  • Reactive vessel (extraction and pre-treatment of raw material): continuously extract value-added components from biomass and other agricultural waste streams; pre-treat of biomass to improve efficiency of downstream processing
  • Thermal reactor: allows controlled temperature and pressure parameters of extruder to develop new products and processes
Injection Molding

Specimen preparation for mechanical property testing, optical testing and rheometry. The Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MiniJet Pro helps to optimize the development process, enabling testing of mechanical properties for specimens ranging from 2-12.5 mL.
  • Specimen: several molds such as ASTM D638 Type IV and ISO 527-2-1A are available
  • Small prototype: other standardized molds for common mechanical testing as well as customized molds can be ordered upon request
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This information published to the web on May 22, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 25, 2017.