linee XPET

A new XPET (E.PET) line is currently under testing at our headquarters in San Vittore Olona (MI) for the production of foam sheet for thermoforming and not just for it. The line is equipped with a drying system for raw material and a gravimetric dosing system “loss in weight” type.

Two extruders in Tandem, twin screw and single screw, guarantee a hourly production of over 300 kg/h with sheet width of 1100 mm and thickness adjustable from 1 to 4 mm. The weight reduction is considerable because by changing an expanding gas quantity weights ranging from 90 a 300 kg/m³ can be obtained.

Union’s Tandem solution facilitates the achievement of the extrusion quality in particularly short times, even for a critical material such as PET where temperatures reach even 280° C.

The rheological study of the product has allowed us to produce a circular die with which, although varying the thickness and density, it is not necessary to change the die’s male.

A new extruder cooling system keeps the temperatures at the set value, which is very important when using expanding gases to achieve a perfect cell formation.

A very important detail is also a cooling can with a particular surface studied by Union that avoids any friction and makes the surface of the sheet of appearance and brilliance at the top of all expanded extrusions.

The process management software, also developed by Union, makes all the management simple and reliable, the system is all integrated from the formulation of raw materials to the winding system.

It is another success of Union in PET extrusion.

For further information and for visit our line on test, please contact our office at follow e-mail address