Dosatore volumetrico e gravimetrico: differenze e applicazioni

Gravimetric doser and volumetric doser: features and applications

The gravimetric doser and the volumetric doser are devices used in the industrial sector for the precise measurement and dosing of powders or granules. 

The two tools differ significantly in their measuring methods and in  their possible applications. We are going to talk about it in this article, also presenting the solutions proposed by Vismec for gravimetric and volumetric dosing.

Gravimetric doser and volumetric doser

So let’s start by trying to understand what the two devices are and presenting the differences between the gravimetric and volumetric dosers.

In the dosing process, the gravimetric doser measures the quantity of material by weight, thanks to an integrated scale that continuously measures the weight of the material. 


  • doser weighs the material in real time and in a highly accurate way;
  • device compensates for any variations in the density of the weighted material or environmental conditions;
  • this precision is crucial in sectors such as the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, where the correct dosing of ingredients is essential for the quality of the final product.

Even in applications in the plastics processing sector which requires a high precision, the gravimetric blender ensures quality results. An example? The dosing of additives.

Instead, the volumetric dosing unit doses the material based on the occupied volume. This type of doser often uses a system of measuring chambers or tanks that fill and empty cyclically, dispensing a pre-established amount of material. 

Volumetric dosers are often faster than gravimetric dosers, but can be less accurate because they do not take into account variations in material density. As we will see in the next paragraph, the volumetric dosers that our company offers, on the other hand, allow the dosing of plastic granules while maintaining precision. 

A further difference between the two dosing systems concerns the calibration of the instrument:

  • the gravimetric doser requires accurate initial calibration to ensure the accuracy of results over time;
  • in the case of the volumetric doser, adjustments must be more frequent because the density of the material may vary. 

Additionally, gravimetric blenders are more suitable for materials that may compact or have a significant change in density during production.  

Thus, the two types of blenders have different operating methods. Vismec offers advanced and effective solutions for gravimetric and volumetric dosing, calibrated according to: 

  • type of application;
  • supported plastic processing;
  • characteristics of the use environment.

We will present them more thoroughly in the next paragraph.


Products offered by Vismec for volumetric and gravimetric dosing

As we were saying, Vismec volumetric and gravimetric dosers allow accurate dosing of plastic granules and any additives. Each product has its own specific features, designed to best meet the needs of customer companies.

  • The MGF gravimetric doser accurately measures the quantity of blended additive with the plastic material. The dosing unit features a high-precision automatic recalibration system, without the need for additional configurations.
  • The WSB series doser is equipped with advanced control technology that allows accurate and real-time monitored mixing of the granules. The device fits on any moulding machine, even allowing the loading time of the plastic material to be adjusted.  
  • Vismec volumetric dosers are also designed to support plastic injection or extrusion moulding machinery. The device is designed to withstand mechanical stress and vibration without compromising the precision of operations. In addition, the loss-in-weight volumetric dosing system allows the weight of the polymers to be constantly monitored, ensuring the optimum quality of the end result.

All products offered by Vismec for gravimetric and volumetric dosing, in addition to precision, have a common ability to facilitate machine maintenance and cleaning. Furthermore, the integrated control devices optimise dosing operations and allow the customer company to reduce material waste and associated costs.

Would you like to learn more about the dosing systems and other products Vismec offers companies in the plastics sector for polymer dehumidification, conveying and storage operations? Contact our team and tell us what you need. Together we will find the most effective solution for your company.

Fakuma 2023 Vismec

Vismec at Fakuma 2023, the International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing: 17 - 21 October, Friedrichshafen

From 17 to 21 October 2023, Vismec will take part in Fakuma, one of the world's largest trade fairs for plastics processing companies. The event, now in its 28th year, will take place as usual in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

About Fakuma

Fakuma is one of the largest international trade fairs in the plastics processing industry. This year, the event will attract more than 1,500 exhibitors to Friedrichshafen, a southern German town on the shores of Lake Constance.

Among the participants will be plastics processing enterprises, service providers and companies that, like us, produce machinery and auxiliary technologies for the sector.

Vismec will be exhibit at Fakuma 2023 in Hall B2, Booth B2 - 2220. For our company, taking part in the event means having the opportunity to present its products, especially the most innovative ones, in a market that is evolving ever more rapidly.

As an evidence of this, here you are some of the main topics that well be debated in conferences and conventions during the fair

  • The challenge of digitisation and man-machine interconnection systems: such as the OPC UA protocol devices integrated in Vismec machines.
  • Circular economy and the reuse of production waste. 
  • Energy saving: an increasingly topical issue for environmental and economic reasons. From this point of view, all our products are designed and manufactured to maximize energy efficiency.

Vismec, therefore, is preparing for Fakuma 2023 with the aim of presenting machinery and devices that, due to their  features, perfectly match with current trends and market demands. 

Vismec objectives for Fakuma 2023

For our company this is a debut: our first participation in the Friedrichshafen exhibition. Companies in the plastic processing sector, however, already know Vismec machinery and solutions as innovative, consumes-efficient and able to ensure high quality end results. 

At Fakuma 2023 we want to focus on:

  • Our individual or centralised conveying systems. A range of solutions for the automatic conveying and distribution of plastic granules: complete, flexible and adapted to the different needs of companies.
  • FW50, the control system connected to a Vismec 4.0 supervision device. In the new version, the FW 50 is equipped with a touchscreen display that makes interaction between the machine and the operator even easier.

Thanks to our participation to the trade fair, we plan to meet companies to work with as a partner, giving birth to new collaborations. 

Moreover, Fakuma 2023 will also be an opportunity for Vismec to grasp the trends in our sector and the new market developments, and discuss them with enterprises and experts. A valuable motivation for those who, like us, want to make a difference every day.

Would you like to learn more about Vismec and its most innovative products? Contact us or visit us at the fair: we look forward to seeing you in Friedrichshafen from 17 to 21 October, Hall B2, Booth B2 - 2220.

Filtro ciclonico per trasporto granuli plastici

Cyclonic filter: features and benefits

What is the cyclonic filter, and what benefits does its use entail in the vacuum transport phase of granules and plastic material? Let’s see it in this article, where we also present the applications and advantages of the cyclonic filter used in Vismec conveying systems.

Cyclonic filter: how it works

Pneumatic conveying of plastic granules can take place either under pressure or in vacuum. In vacuum conveying systems, a depression is created inside the duct through which the plastic material passes. In this way, the pressure difference generates an air flow that vacuums the granules and conveys them toward their intended destination.

In this type of system, the cyclonic filter that separates the plastic particles from the air used for transport plays a fundamental role. In summary, it operates in the following way.

  • Suction of the granules: as we have seen, the granules are attracted by the air flow that is created by the pressure difference: in this way, the transport process begins.
  • Creation of the vortex: a vortex is created inside the cyclonic filter, due to the centrifugal force to which the air flow and the transported material are subjected.
  • Separation of particles: thanks to centrifugal force, the plastic granules separate from the air flow, which is then expelled.

This system has the advantage of avoiding any contact with outside air and makes the process contamination-free. So, cyclonic filter pneumatic vacuum conveying is also used in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical sectors, as well as, of course, in the conveying of plastic granules.

Advantages of the cyclonic filter in Vismec systems

The advantages of the cyclonic filter in this type of mechanism are more than one. Let us see them all.

  • Separation efficiency: thanks to its structure and its physical mechanism of operation, the cyclonic filter allows plastic granules to be separated from the air flow very effectively.
  • Robustness: the filters are designed and constructed to resist over time the continuous stresses arising from the activity of transport. In fact, this activity is very frequent and almost uninterrupted in the plastics processing sector.
  • Ease of maintenance: maintenance of the cyclonic filter is relatively undemanding and does not require much time or specialised operations. In fact, it is usually limited to periodic cleaning of the internal walls to ensure optimal performance is maintained.   
  • Adaptability: the filters, and in general the entire vacuum conveying system, can be customised to meet the specific needs of different plastics processing companies. 

The last point is one of the advantages of the cyclonic filter vacuum conveying units produced by Vismec. In fact, our systems can be customised in different configurations, even for long distance conveying.

But let us also look at the additional advantages of Vismec vacuum units.

  • Big attention to correct filter sizing. Unlike other more compact products, the double and triple stage cyclonic filters that we produce and integrate into our conveying systems are sized extremely precisely, depending on the application. For this reason, they guarantee better process efficiency.
  • Double filter with automatic exchange system Vismec filters can be supplemented by an additional back-up filter. The operating mechanism allows switching to the secondary filter with an automatic exchange system whenever the detection sensor signals this as necessary. A safety mechanism gives continuity to the transport phase, avoiding blockages, downtime and consequent delays.
  • Easy cleaning: in Vismec vacuum conveying systems, filter cleaning is also automatic. This further reduces maintenance time and costs.

Therefore, the use of the cyclonic filter in vacuum conveying systems for plastic granules enables more efficient and optimised feeding. The benefits? Improved process quality, reduced inefficiencies and a better ratio between investment and end result.

Are you a company operating in the plastics processing sector? Contact the Vismec team to learn about all the benefits of our vacuum conveying units. Find out how we can adapt them to the needs of your company and your production processes.

Bioplastiche cosa sono

Bioplastics: what they are, applications, Vismec equipment for industry

Do you know what Bioplastics are? Bioplastics are an increasingly popular sustainable alternative to traditional plastics. Coming from natural sources, they have characteristics comparable to those of normal plastics used in production processes, but have a reduced environmental impact.

Due to its features, this type of material allows for quite wide applications, including innovative sectors such as medical, 3D printing and green technologies.

What are bioplastics?

To better understand the definition of bioplastics, let us start with their origin. These are polymers produced using biodegradable or renewable raw materials, such as corn starch, sugar cane, potatoes or algae.

Bioplastics are less harmful to the environment and contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Plus, of course, they reduce the production, use and consumption of plastic globally. Let us take a look at their main characteristics:

  • Biodegradability: bioplastics decompose spontaneously through biological processes. Therefore, they do not contribute to the accumulation of plastic waste in the environment. In addition, they can be disposed of in a more sustainable way.
  • Production from renewable raw materials: bioplastics are produced using plant-based raw materials that can be grown again and thus are available on a long-term basis.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions: in their production process, bioplastics generate far less CO2 than petroleum-derived plastics.
  • Flexibility: bioplastics have different properties. Rigidity, elasticity or resistance, for example, are more or less common characteristics depending on the requirements of use.

Therefore, bioplastics represent a sustainable and innovative solution for the production of plastic materials. In the next section, we will talk about their applications and the advantages and disadvantages of their use.

Bioplastics: examples, disadvantages and advantages

Presenting some examples of bioplastics and some of their applications is the best way to explain what they are and why they are growing in popularity. Among the best-known types are:

  • Polylactic acid (PLA), a bioplastic made from corn starch used to produce bottles, food packaging, caps and containers;
  • Green polyethylene, derived from sugar cane, it is used for bags, films and containers;
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), bioplastics made from vegetable oils and sugars, which find application in areas such as packaging, medicine, cosmetics and agriculture;
  • Polybutylene succinate (PBS), used to produce biodegradable bags, films and packaging materials;
  • Polycaprolactone (PCL), that finds application in packaging and 3D printing. It is also used for medical applications, e.g. for resorbable sutures;
  • Mater-Bi, 100% compostable, is used to produce shopping bags, packaging and protective films and disposable tableware.

We have already talked about the main benefits of bioplastics in terms of sustainability, versatility and their use in highly innovative sectors.

The disadvantages, on the other hand have to do mainly with three elements:

  • availability of raw materials, that is large-scale production of bioplastics requires a significant amount of plant raw materials;
  • complex production processes, due to the expensive chemical and biotechnological processes for the transformation of green raw materials into bioplastics;
  • composting, since some bioplastics need a controlled environment to degrade properly.

However, more and more companies are using this type of material in plastics processing. To meet their needs, Vismec has developed specific technologies and machinery.

Vismec equipment for the bioplastics sector

Our company offers a line of dryers designed specifically for all those materials that, due to their characteristics, must be treated at temperatures between 35°C and 50°C.

This innovation is dedicated to specific sectors, which we are going to examine right now.

  • The bioplastics field which we are talking about this article: biological polymers that cannot be dehumidified at high temperatures. In fact, during the process, this type of material could melt or undergo degradation that would alter its characteristics and functionality.
  • Materials that, subjected to high temperatures, release oils or volatile substances with a negative impact on the end result of the process.

Our low-temperature dehumidifiers work in a similar way to Vismec rotor dryers. However, to each dehumidifier we add an air/air heat exchanger located before the heating chamber. This includes a series of fans that lower the temperature of the air used to dehumidify the plastic granules.

Available in different sizes and integrable with additional accessories, our low-temperature dryers are reliable, versatile and efficient.

Would you like to know more about the features of Vismec's equipment offered to companies in the bioplastics sector? Contact us: our technicians will provide you with all the necessary specifications.

Vismec presents Vistouch

Vismec is proud to present VisTouch: the simple and intuitive system to control Vismec wheel dryers series DW (DryWell) and DP (DryPlus).

Finally, the drying data all at a glance!

Learn more about VisTouch here.

Pneumatic conveying of plastic granules: what it is, advantages, Vismec solutions

Pneumatic conveying of plastic granules: what is it, how does it work and what are its applications? We are going to talk about it in this article, also introducing all the advantages of Vismec conveying systems for plastics processors.

Pneumatic conveying of plastic granules: what is it?

Pneumatic conveying of plastic granules is an efficient and advanced system for the fast and safe transfer of polymers in different processing steps. This method, which uses compressed air, creates a flow that is pushing granules through pipes and ducts.

The pneumatic conveying process, also called feeding, takes place through systems that integrate different technologies and equipment. We will see this in more detail in the next section, in which we will present the Vismec conveying systems.  However, let us anticipate that pneumatic conveying of granules offers several advantages compared to other methods, such as mechanical conveying. For example:

  • fast and continuous movement of materials without the need for complex operations or production interruptions;
  • greater control over the speed and quantity of material conveyed, enabling a more accurate and reliable dosing process;
  • reduced waste and more efficient waste material management;
  • pneumatic conveying in an enclosed environment, with reduced risk of external contamination.

These characteristics make this feeding method perfect for many sectors, especially those with specific quality, safety and efficiency requirements.

A prime example is the granulation of residual material from processing. In this process, plastic waste is ground into granules and then transported to the melting or extrusion machines, without waste.

The pneumatic conveying of plastic granules is also used in other industrial sectors, such as the production of containers or other products for the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. In fact, in these areas, feeding in a closed environment is ideal for maintaining the integrity of the material conveyed, avoiding contamination or alteration of its characteristics.

Thus, pneumatic conveying systems, as we have seen, represent an advanced and highly efficient method of handling that offers many advantages. This is precisely why, among the auxiliary machinery that Vismec proposes to plastics processors, there are also various pneumatic granule conveying systems.

Vismec pneumatic conveying systems

In the range of feeding systems and components for plastic granule conveying systems we offer:

Our feeding and conveying machines and systems enable the automatic distribution of plastic material efficiently and effectively, through individual or centralised control systems integrated with OPC UA protocol. These include the Vismec FW50, capable of handling up to 48 transport stations, depending on the company’s requirements.

The advantages that our pneumatic conveying systems offer companies are many. Let’s see all.

  • Energy efficiency: Vismec solutions are designed and manufactured for maximum energy efficiency, reducing consumption and costs.
  • Complete traceability of the plastic granule, resulting in reduced processing waste and associated costs;
  • High quality results, thanks to the attention we pay to each individual component and its functional integration within the machinery or plant. An example? The dedusting systems we have just mentioned. In fact, our dedusting systems are used in high-tech production, such as in the optical sector, where the perfect cleanliness of lenses, optical covers and other surfaces is a basic condition.
  • Flexibility: we calibrate machinery and systems for the pneumatic transport of plastic granules according to customer requirements. In fact, Vismec products are available in different configurations, sizes and materials, depending on the field of application and the production layout in which they will be inserted.

If you would like to learn more about our granule conveying equipment and the most suitable applications for your company, please contact us and talk to our technicians: the Vismec team will be happy to help you.

Lavorazioni plastiche

Plastics processing: all about it and Vismec solutions

The term “plastics processing" refers to the various industrial processes that allow plastic materials to be transformed into products, objects and components.

Thus, the processing of plastic materials is a key activity in the production of goods. This is why it is important to manage it with efficient, high-performance and safe solutions and machinery.

So this article presents the main processing operations and gives an overview of the different solutions that Vismec offers plastic processors.

1: Moulding

One of the most common techniques used is moulding. The process begins with melting plastic material, placing it in a mould and applying properly calibrated pressure to make the finished product.

The most common types of moulding include:

  • Injection, during which the plastic material is injected into the mould to create the desired shape;
  • extrusion, where a molten plastic wire is passed through a shaped mould to create long sections of constant shape, such as pipes or plastic bars;
  • rotational, the process of rotating a mould to create hollow, spherical or cylindrical shapes that do not require further welding.

2: Extrusion

Another popular technique in the field of plastics processing is extrusion.

This is a continuous process that uses a press to force suitably heated and melted plastic material through a specially shaped duct called 'head' or supply chain.

The material expands and takes the desired shape, before being cooled. This is achieved by using:

  • flat heads to make sheets, plastic plates and films;
  • ring heads to produce tubes and tubular films;
  • shaped heads for geometric profiles and joints.

In other words, the shape of the head varies depending on the type of result desired and the final application. Extrusion is often used to create thermoplastic tubes, sheets, joints and profiles.

3: Blowing

Blowing is a plastic processing technique used to make three-dimensional objects such as bottles and containers.

The process takes place in several steps:

  • plastic granules are melted in a heated cylinder, resulting in a tubular plastic pre-mould;
  • tube is inserted into a mould shapes as the finished product;
  • air is blown into the mould to make the plastic adhere to its walls;
  • material is kept into the mould until it has cooled and hardened. After that, the mould is opened to release the finished shape.

Vismec offers a wide range of machinery designed for plastic processing companies. Especially, our products are designed to make moulding, extrusion and blow moulding processes more efficient. We offer solutions for:

  • energy saving drying of plastic granules;
  • automatic polymers conveying and feeding;
  • precise dosing of plastic material during mixing;
  • grinding of plastic processing waste;
  • material storage.

In addition to these processes, for which Vismec offers tailor-made advanced solutions, there are other plastic processes. Let us look at them together.

4: Thermoforming

With the thermoforming technique, heat is applied to a sheet of plastic material, making it malleable.

Once ready, the sheet is placed over a mould that is set for the final shape of the product and then subjected to calibrated pressure to create the desired object.

Thermoforming is commonly used to produce packaging (e.g. food containers), toys and decorations.

5: Calendering

Calendering is a technique used in the processing of rigid materials such as PVC: it applies heat and pressure to a rigid sheet to make it malleable.

Once this first part of the process is completed, the sheet is rolled and formed to the desired shape.

Calendering is used to make flooring, fixtures, wall coverings, roofing and technical textiles.

6: Hot bending

Hot bending is another technique for processing plastic sheets. The sheet, previously cut, is heated at a high temperature. Once a specific heat point is reached, the material can be bent or shaped. This process is widely used in the production of signs and poster materials.

Vismec machinery supporting plastic moulding, extrusion and blow moulding processes offers several benefits to companies in this sector. These include:

  • energy savings;
  • reduction of waste and costs through traceability;
  • increased efficiency and productivity.

If you want to know more, contact us. We will help you choose the best machinery for your business.

OPC UA Protocol: all about it and the benefits for your business

The OPC UA protocol is an important evolution in the field of industrial automation and communication among devices. In this article we are going to introduce its features, advantages and practical applications in Vismec machines.

OPC UA protocol: characteristics

The acronym OPC UA stands for Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture and indicates a standard created to manage the continuous flow of information among non-homogeneous devices. In particular, the OPC UA protocol is one of the main systems for ensuring data interoperability in advanced industrial automation, the so-called Industry 4.0.

Thanks to this protocol, industrial machinery dialogues with the management system of manufacturing companies, enabling the automated organisation and management of production processes and making work easier and faster.

The rules and technical specifications encoded in OPC UA allow the different components of automated systems to communicate with each other, without requiring the development of customised codes to handle complex situations.

Thus, devices and applications from different manufacturers can share data regardless of the platform or programming language they use. This simplifies the integration of new devices and the upgrade of existing systems, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Everything is done through an intuitive and user-friendly human-machine interface according to the principles of Industry 4.0.

Benefits for automation

The OPC UA standard is used in many sectors, from classic manufacturing industries to advanced industrial automation and medical sectors. As we said, it has been created to ensure interoperability between devices and control systems by providing a standardised communication protocol.

Among the advantages of the OPC UA protocol:

  1. advanced security, that is OPC UA provides robust security features to protect data shared between devices. In particular, it uses end-to-end encryption, certificate-based authentication and digital signature mechanisms to ensure integrity and privacy. This is particularly important in industrial automation, where data protection and access control are crucial to avoid security breaches.
  2. scalability and flexibility, which means that OPC UA is highly scalable and can be used in networks of any size, from small local installations to large infrastructures spread across multiple sites. In addition, it is suitable for different industries and for use on multiple devices: PCs, servers, mobile technologies and even embedded devices.
  3. advanced data management, that is OPC UA has powerful tools for managing data. Its functionalities allow, for example, real-time publishing, historical storage, alarm information and past malfunctions storage.
  4. open standards, that means that OPC UA is a protocol based on open source standards. This allows it to be integrated with systems such as SCADA, MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) and others, enabling an uninterrupted flow of information among the different levels of automation.

The OPC UA protocol also allows production monitoring and analysis. Thus, in addition to the benefits in terms of automation, user friendliness, increased productivity and time reduction, companies also have access to useful, up-to-date information for making decisions and optimising operations.

Given these characteristics and the benefits it offers companies, Vismec decided to integrate the OPC UA standard in all its machines.

Applications of the OPC UA standard in Vismec machines

The integration of the OPC UA standard in Vismec machines is carried out through a plug and play system. This means that operator intervention during initial operation is very minimal: there is no need for detailed knowledge of the hardware or manual installation.

As we have seen, the protocol allows the production system to be controlled and supervised from a single control point. From the management system, whoever controls production (or a phase of the production process) inputs an order to the system, which the machines execute automatically.

Through OPC UA protocols, it is possible to:

  • activate the machines involved in the different processes, as conveyingdosingdryinggrinding and storage;
  • set the correct parameters, such as temperature, dew point, flow rate, load and others;
  • obtain data on production efficiency in order to better organise it.

An example? Vismec FW 50, a control system that manages up to 48 conveying stations per empty line with a possible emergency reserve system.

All components are connected internally via VisiBus protocol and externally via the universal OPC UA interface. The FW50 control also has an user-friendly display and provides for connection to the Vismec 4.0 supervisory system.

Would you like to discover the advantages of the OPC UA protocol integrated in Vismec products and understand how to apply it to your company’s production and management system? Contact us: we are at your disposal.

Plastic granules: how to obtain them, what they are used for, Vismec solutions for granulation

Plastic granules are one of the key materials for plastic goods production. But how are they produced, which sectors are they used in, and what solutions does Vismec offer for granulation? Let’s talk about it in this article.

What are plastic granules?

Plastic granules are an essential raw material for plastic manufacturers. They are very small granules, similar to grains of rice, used for the production of plastic objects such as bottles, food industry packaging, electronic product components and many others.

They are generally made from natural or synthetic polymers and, once available, are used by companies according to production needs and the type of objects or components to be manufactured.

They offer a greater efficiency and flexibility than raw resins. In addition, they avoid waste, as material that has already been moulded but not used can be recycled and reused to produce new granules.

However, plastic granules also offer other advantages. Let’s see them all.

  • Wet granulation: the starting plastic material is immersed in a special liquid and then passed through a granulator, forming the plastic granules.
  • Dry granulation: plastic powder particles are subjected to high pressure. As a result of the pressure, these materials aggregate to form granules.
  • Melt granulation: the process involves kneading powders or other plastic materials with specific substances. Once created, the mixture becomes the material from which the granules are made.
  • Granulation by grinding: in this case, a mechanical grinding system is used to reduce the solid material into granules of the desired size. This process also allows plastic waste from production processes to be reduced into granules.

Thus, the last of the systems we introduced also offers the advantage of being sustainable, since it allows re-use of waste material.

Vismec operates as a reseller of machinery that acts by shredding plastic waste. In fact, our company offers plastic processing companies granulators designed for in-line recovery of sprues.

In this way, waste can be reused in the production cycle, reducing the environmental impact of operations.

Granuli plastici applicazioni

Plastic granules: areas of use and applications

Having seen what plastic granules are and how they are produced, let us now look at some of their main applications.

Plastic granules are widely used in various industries, including the automotive, technology products, medical, bioplastics, electrical engineering and beverage sectors.

  • In the automotive industry, plastics are used for their wear, impact and extreme weather conditions resistance. Thus, plastic granules are used for the production of interior and exterior car parts: bumpers, dashboards, seats, airbag parts and many other components.
  • They also find various uses in the technology sector. Electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers and cameras feature various plastic elements, which provide strength, lightness and flexibility.
  • The medical sector is another important target market. Plastic is a material that, if properly processed and with the right composition, meets specific requirements for sterility, safety and durability.  As a result, plastic granules are used to produce, for example, pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments and diagnostic equipment.
  • In the field of bioplastics, different types of plastic granules are used, made from natural raw materials such as cellulose, sucrose and starch. These materials are used in the production of various goods, from bags to food packaging: all products whose basic materials help to reduce the environmental impact of plastic products.
  • The electro-technical industry uses granules mainly for the production of electrical and electronic components such as cables, connectors, covers and switches. Plastics are perfect for these applications. Since they have insulating properties, can withstand high temperatures and resist the aggression of chemicals.
  • Finally, the beverage sector uses plastic granules for the production of plastic bottles, caps and rings suitable for containing and preserving beverages without altering their properties.

So, for companies in the plastic material processing sector, the granulation process is crucial.

For this reason, Vismec offers its customers efficient and sustainable inline granulation and sprue recovery machines in cooperation with specialised partners.

Our granulating systems are efficient, easy to clean and maintain, and can be tailored to your company’s needs.

If you want to know more, contact us!

MECSPE 2023 – Bologna Fiere

MECSPE 2023 – Bologna Fiere – 29-31 Marzo.

Hall 36 Stand E18!