Kautex provides live demonstration of co-extruded multi-layer jerrycan
At this year’s CHINAPLAS, Kautex Maschinenbau will present its KCC20S machine which is suitable for the production of containers with capacities ranging from approximately 250 ml to 10L. On display will be an application for a 4L jerrycan with handle which is mainly used for agrochemicals. For this purpose, the single-station machine is equipped with a four layer head for the co-extrusion of barrier, adhesive and two support layers to create a multi-layer structure in the resulting canister.
In the co-extrusion process, an adhesive layer is used to bond the barrier layer to a regrind layer made of recycled material, which together with the outer layer, ensures the stability of the jerrycan, explains the company. The outer layer usually consists of HDPE or another low-cost plastic and can also be colored with master batches if desired. Increasing the production output will not pose any problems, either. Depending on the dimensions of the article, the KCC20S machine can be equipped with multi-cavity molds.