The OptiMISER System
Plastic Blend Formulating & Optimizing
Blending formulation is a complex and multifaceted process. Properties that determine the formulation success are different for every molding process and manufacturer. Only The OptiMISER System builds into its software algorithms that represent decades of discoveries in resin behaviors, feedstock blends and formulation experience. And once the OptiMISER is set up, you get formulation solutions, that work, in seconds.
Say goodbye to guesswork. The solutions you’re looking for are right here.
The OptiMISER System’s software can be configured to formulate blends that enhance the quality, reliability and performance of your blow-molded products. Moreover, you can optimize blends specific to each product. This will provide better processability, reducing costly scrap and the need for constant process changes. All this while boosting your throughput rates.
While formulating optimized blends with consistent density, melt index and, of course, least cost is important, there are other equally important properties to optimize overall performance. These properties could include impact strength, melt strength, processability, flexural modulus, tensile strength, environmental stress cracking, molecular weight distribution, rheological properties and a host of other characteristics.
Sheet & Film Extrusion and Thermoforming
With The OptiMISER System blend improvements go well beyond optimizing costs. The OptiMISER software can be configured to formulate blends for a host of other equally significant characteristics that offer value-added properties for your film and sheet products. The system’s rapid material characterization methods is why its formulation technology can deliver cost savings by blending with lower-cost materials.
Beyond using the standard density and melt index properties, other critical to quality characteristics are used to truly optimize each blend. These quality contributors could include impact strength, melt strength, processability, elongation, thermoforming sag strength, tensile strength, flexural modulus, environmental stress cracking, molecular weight distribution, rheological properties and more. This ability allows you to tailor your polymer to the critical properties important to your unique operations and products.
Blends formulated with The OptiMISER System can enhance the quality and performance of injection-molded products. These enhancements include process and end use. OptiMISER’s advanced formulation software incorporates additional resin characteristics known to be critical to quality for injection molded products. Also, The OptiMISER System’s exclusive technology allows you to take advantage of lower-cost resins you may never have considered possible.
With every blend, you get formulations optimized not only for cost, but for additional key properties for high-quality product. In addition to consistent density and melt index, OptiMISER formulation calculations can include resin properties such as impact strength, melt strength, mold filling, processability, flexural modulus, tensile strength, environmental stress cracking, molecular weight distribution, rheological properties and others.
Pipe & Profile Extrusion
Eliminating stress cracking and other problems is just one of the benefits you get with The OptiMISER System. Using proven algorithms for each material property, Advanced Blending Technologies’ formulation program can design unique blends that actually enhance your products. All this while also improving the processability of your blends.
Beyond formulating blends with consistent density and melt index, The OptiMISER System’s software can incorporate other properties known to be critical to quality in pipe and profile extrusion. The software can take into account these characteristics: impact strength, processability, flexural modulus, tensile strength, environmental stress cracking, NCTL, NCLS, rheological properties and others. The OptiMISER is the best way to make the use of lower-cost resins possible and practical.