Baker Perkins is investing in a new Innovation Centre with full powder coating test facilities. This is a long-term commitment to help customers get a much better understanding of our capabilities before purchasing a machine; one which we hope they will continue to use for product and process development work throughout its life.
The Innovation Centre, at Peterborough in the UK, is expected to be up and running by the middle of 2017. It will include a Baker Perkins MPX24 Integra twin-screw extruder, plus grinding, spraying, curing and analytical equipment.
Companies who wish to investigate continuous mixing or any hot-melt process will be able to use the Innovation Centre to develop new products and processes using their own raw materials; they can produce samples and conduct feasibility trials.
Customers are guaranteed total confidentiality, working with the help of Baker Perkins' experienced extrusion technologists. Companies from every part of the world will find that thorough trials provide a reliable basis for trouble-free commissioning of a new plant or launch of a new line.
The new Innovation Centre will add to Baker Perkins’ capability as a full service organisation committed to providing complete process support. Our Lifetime Support philosophy covers parts and service, upgrades, rebuilds and process advice throughout the lifetime of a machine.
The MPX24 Integra that will be used in the Innovation Centre is a complete process system in one unit with integrated feeder, chill roll and flaking unit. It is designed for research and small batch production of thermoset applications such as powder coating and toners.
The Integra delivers repeatable results that are consistently reproduced on production scale machines – the extruder geometry is exactly the same, so the recipe and settings scale up precisely. Accurate, high quality results are achieved first time.