APET PETG CPET sheet extrusion line

APET PETG CPET sheet extrusion line is improved from PET sheet production equipment. Depending on the type of extruder, there are different raw material processing methods. GWELL’s single-screw or twin-screw extruders can be used to produce three-layer PET sheets.

Description

APET PETG CPET sheet extrusion line Process Flows

Extruder —- Screen changer —–Melt pump —– T-die —— Calender —– Cooling bracket —– Haul-off—- winder

APET CPET PETG sheet extrusion line

PET three layers sheet production machine, Low energy consumption, and high efficiency

 

 Brief introduction

With the increasing domestic demand, packaging plastic thermoformed sheets are becoming more and more widely used, and the usage is increasing year by year, and the prospects are promising. With the country’s emphasis on environmental protection, the “environmentally friendly degradable sheet production line” adapted to production has been able to successfully supply various types of “degradable sheets” to the market.

The common production method of GWELL PET sheet machine is the rolling method, which is mainly used to produce PVC, PVDC, and other sheets; the other is the extrusion method, which is used to produce BOPS, EPS, PET, PP, HIPS and other sheets.

If you are interested in our PET sheet machines, please feel free to contact us. China Plastic Extruder Supplier- GWELL sells hundreds of PET sheet machines every year. China GWELL’s customers are all over the world. This PET sheet machine is the most common type of machine we can make. But we can also make some changes according to the customer’s requirements, such as a bigger machine model for high output, wider T-die for wider sheets, co-extruder for multi-layer sheets, etc.

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Type of extrusion

PET sheet single-screw extrusion line (crystallization and drying): APETG, PETG, CPET single-screw extrusion line is one of the most advanced, mature, and stable sheet extrusion lines in China. China Plastic Extruder manufacturer – GWELL uses newer technology under the same conditions, which increases the output by 30% compared to traditional machines

PET sheet twin-crew vented extrusion line (free of crystallization and drying): PET sheet extrusion line that Gwell introduced is a twin-screw free of-crystallization and drying machine with the characteristics of lower cost and higher capacity. Gwell continued to upgrade the unit and now uses the Roots-rotary vane combination to make the vacuum degree ≤10pa, and the special alloy steel thin wall combination to improve the transparency of the product. The unique screw combination and multiple feeding devices greatly reduce the viscosity drop of PET and increase the sheet productivity and quality.

PET sheet planetary screw vented production line (free of crystallization drying): planetary multi-screw has high mixing and exhaust performance due to its structure, which increases the contact area between material and air, and can meet the needs of customers with high output and quality.

 

Introduction of PET sheet machine

We know that a sheet machine is a machine that processes, heats, extrudes, and plasticizes plastic raw materials such as PE, PET, PVC, or starch-based raw materials. The sheets formed from these raw materials will be molded into plastic products by positive or negative pressure blister.

PET sheet machine adopts multi-extruder co-extrusion technology to produce multi-layer co-extruded composite PET sheet, which is widely used in plastic blister, printing, hardware bag, gift folding, etc.

Equipped with a precision dispenser, a uniform number of layers, adjustable layers in various proportions, and a digital display. Inclined horizontal flat structure, more convenient to operate and maintain. The roller is independently driven, and the line speed is synchronized with the extruder speed, closed-loop control, and full servo system.

The whole PET sheet machine adopts Siemens PLC control to realize automatic control of parameter setting, data operation, feedback, alarm, and other functions.

 

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Extrusion type

Mono extruded to make single layer pet sheet, this is a simple and normal pet sheet. Gwell will provide the specification according to the used raw material.

Co-extruded to make a Three-layer pet sheet or multi-layer pet sheet, like GAG sheet is the most commonly used PET three-layer sheet, which is composed of PETG+APET+PETG. It is widely used in furniture and decoration materials. Gwell will use double or more extruders according to the customer’s requirements.

 

PET/APET/PETG/CPET Single Layer and Multi-layer sheets Extrusion or Co-extrusion lines

PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) Sheet, with good transparency, high toughness, nice thermo-forming, and recycling, is widely used in the field of sealed packages.

PET sheet line, newly developed by us, firstly can be used for the production of APET, PETG, and CPET sheet, and secondly for ABA sheets (A refers to the pure resin with antis ticking agent or UV stabilizing agent; B refers to high-ratio PET recycling material) if with synchronous layer- separator (European Technology)& high –efficiency extruder.

Lunch box produced by APET PETG CPET sheet extrusion line

Process Flows

Advance crystallization ——desiccant dryer—– loading—-heating, compressing, mixing—- filtering—-melting pump stable outputting—— co-extrusion layer separator —– die extrusion—— three-roller calender—–cooling forming — trimming— hauling-off—- winding

  • Application: PET sheet (APET, PETG, CPET) is flexible in processing, transparent, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and easy to be recycled.
  • Vacuum Moulding: food packing, toy box, gift box, etc.
  • Obstructing Application: Electronic components packing
  • General Application: folding to form, collar support, decoration materials, folders, binding cover, credit card, etc.
  • Special Application: medical equipment, medicine packing, industrial antisepsis protection, a baking tray for microwave.

 

PET sheet Extrusion Line Process flow

  1. Crystallization: PET slices are heated and crystallized in the crystallization column so that the molecules are arranged neatly. Then, the glass temperature of the slices is raised; the purpose is to prevent adhesion during drying and clogging the hopper. Crystallization is generally an indispensable step. Crystallization takes 30 to 90 minutes at a temperature of less than 149°C.
  2. Drying: Since water can hydrolyze and degrade PET under high-temperature conditions, resulting in a decrease in its characteristic adhesion, its physical properties, which significantly impact strength, will decrease with the reduction of molecular weight. Therefore, before melting and extrusion, the PET must be dried to reduce the moisture content, and its wet content should be less than 0.005%. A dehumidifying dryer is used for drying. Because PET material is hygroscopic, moisture penetrates the surface of the slice to form molecular bonds, and another part of the moisture will exist deep inside the piece, making drying difficult, so ordinary hot air cannot be used. The hot air dew point must be below -40°C and the hot air passes into the drying hopper through a closed loop for continuous drying.
  3. For extrusion molding: PET is transformed into a polymer with an obvious melting point after crystallization and drying. The molding temperature of the polymer is high, and the temperature control range is narrow. The PET sheet extrusion line uses a barrier screw dedicated to polyester to separate the unmelted pellets from the melt, which helps maintain a longer shear cycle and increase the output of the extruder. The flexible lip machine head with streamlined flow blocking rod is adopted, the crown belongs to the pointed conical shape, streamlined flow channel and scratch-free mold lip show good finish, the heater of the machine head has cleaning and cleaning effect, the machine head dies lip gap should ensure good uniformity, the uniformity of the machine head pass lip gap directly affects the transverse thickness deviation and calendering flatness of the sheet.
  4. Cooling setting: melt from the head directly into the three-roll calender for calender and cooling, three-roll calender components upper, middle, and lower three rollers, the middle roller axis is fixed, three rollers should ensure the speed synchronization, the speed should be above the extrusion volume speed, the purpose is to offset the expansion of the material when leaving the mold and weaken the internal stress of the sheet so that wrinkles disappear. PET will crystallize in the 100C-250°C range, and the crystallization rate is 140°C-180°C faster, so crystallization takes only a few seconds to complete. PET needs to quickly pass through this crystallization temperature zone and strictly control the three-roll temperature.
  5. Traction and rolling: PET sheet extrusion line sheet comes out through the calender roller, and the guide roller enters the traction device. The traction device consists of an active rubber roller and a passive rubber roller. The pneumatic pressure presses the two rolls mainly to prevent the sheet from flattening at the calender roller during the two-roller traction to the coiling device.
GWELL factory workshop real shot
GWELL factory workshop real shot

 

HDPE/PP Dual-layer/Three-layer Pipe Extrusion Line

  • Adopting two or three extruders and their downstream equipment, the line can be used to produce two or three-layer HDPE or PP pipes.
  • With the middle layer as complete recycled material and the outer layer coated with virgin, it can save you more than 50% on material cost. The final pipes can be used as telecommunication pipes, and transport of fluids under pressure with diameters of 32mm to 63mm. The thickness of the external layer is at least 20%, preferably 25 to 35 % of the total pipe thickness.
  • PE special high-efficiency single screw extruder ensures even and stable plasticization.Bush structure for barrel feeding part
  • Specially-designed spiral co-extrusion mould for dual-layer or three-layer PE pipe.
  • High torsion gearbox, strong hardness, and high smoothness gears.
  • PLC controlling system for selection to improve the automatic control standard.
  • High-precision temperature controller and particularly –designed air fans.

Application product demonstration of petg film extrusion line

PVC Free Foamed Plate/Board Extrusion Line

PVC foamed board is a new model board of surface crusting with its core layer under foaming treatment which ensures a smooth surface, lightweight, and strong intensity, and it can be processed like the wood board. PVC foamed boards are widely used in fields of advertising lettering, construction, decoration, windows and doors of furniture, etc.
As China Plastic Extruder Supplier, GWELL can also extrude single-layer and multi-layer PVC boards, sheets, and large-scale PVC floor leather.

 

PVC foam board has the following advantages:

Foamed U-PVC product series is an environment-friendly product, which is lightweight, fire retardant, acid and alkali resistant, and highly rigidity. It has characteristics of sound insulation, anti-deformation, waterproofing, thermal insulation and etc. Due to their smooth surface, Foamed U-PVC boards are ideal and widely used for screen printing in the sign business. Because of its hard surface and good processing ability, it is also an ideal replacement for timber, aluminum, veneer, and even steel board.

 

PET sheet machine horizontal three-roller single machine production line

  • PET sheet machine is mainly composed of a crystallization dehumidification dryer, host, screen changer, mold, inclined three-roll calender, conveying table, tractor, winding machine or cutting machine, etc.
  • The reduction box is made of cast steel, the gears are made of alloy steel and processed by grinding. All lubrication points in the box are forced to be lubricated, and the lubricating oil is equipped with a high-efficiency water cooling system.
  • The screw material of the PET sheet machine is made of 38CrMOA1A high-quality nitrided steel, which is treated by nitriding and sprayed with alloy on the surface.
  • The barrel material of the PET sheet extrusion line adopts 38CrMOA1A high-quality nitrided steel, which is treated by nitriding and sprayed with alloy on the surface.
  • Operation control: computer control system (French pressure closed-loop control system).
  • The raw materials that can be processed are PP, PE, PS, ABS, etc.

PET sheet machine horizontal three-roller twin-machine co-extrusion sheet production line

  • The unit is mainly composed of the main engine, screen changer, mold, three-layer distributor, tablet press, conveying table, tractor, cutting machine or rolling machine, etc.
  • The reduction box of the PET sheet extrusion line is made of cast steel, and the gears are made of alloy steel and are processed by grinding. All lubrication points in the box are forced to be lubricated, and the lubricating oil is equipped with a high-efficiency water cooling system.
  • The screw material is made of 38CrMOA1A high-quality nitrided steel, which is treated with nitriding and sprayed with alloy on the surface.
  • The barrel material is made of 38CrMOA1A high-quality nitrided steel, which is treated with nitriding and sprayed with alloy on the surface.
  • The raw materials that can be processed are PP, PE, PS, etc.
  • Hierarchical structure: AB, ABA.

Operation method of PET sheet machine equipment

  1. PET sheet machine is started and preheated: This is the action of heating the mold before starting the engine, and it needs to be preheated to close the mold.
  2. Clamping: Reasonable adjustment of the opening and closing stroke is conducive to improving the product demoulding and product feeding effect.
  3.  Preheating: Steam enters the fixed transfer mold to preheat the mold so that the mold is preheated, and the condensate and cold air during storage are discharged. Function: Improve the mold temperature and enhance the apparent melting degree of the product.
  4. Penetrating heating: Improve the core and internal fusibility of the product. Penetrating heating consumption and waste steam are serious.
  5. Double-side heating: further enhance the heating effect and improve the surface quality of the product.
  6.  Heat-back (heat preservation): All valves are closed, making full use of the residual heat of the mold so that the product can be insulated and heated. It is conducive to the surface fusibility of the product and can save energy (steam) better.

Precautions for using PET sheet machine

  1. The temperature of each section on the barrel of PET sheet machine equipment gradually increases from the feeding section to the connection between the barrel and the forming mold.
  2.  The molding dies temperature of PET sheet machine is slightly higher than the barrel temperature. The temperature above is controlled at 5—10℃. The temperature at both ends of the mold is somewhat higher than the temperature in the mold, and the temperature is maintained at 5-10℃ above.
  3. In the tablet form, the upper roll surface of the middle roller of the three rollers should be on a horizontal plane with the lower plane of the molded lip; the lip end face is parallel to the centerline of the middle roller, 50~100mm apart.
  4. The lip gap of the mold should be slightly less than or equal to the thickness of the plate, and the middle hole of the molded lip should be somewhat less than the gap between the two ends of the molded lip.
  5. Note that the roughness R of the three-roller working surface should not exceed 0.2 pm. When cleaning the roller surface, it is not allowed to scratch it a rugged steel knife. A copper knife should be used to clean the roller surface residue.
  6. The roller surface should have some medium height; the gap between the three rollers should be equal to or slightly larger than the thickness of the plate.
  7. The temperature control of the forming mold should be stable. The melt flows faster in the mold when the temperature is high; the melt flows slowly in the mold when the temperature is low. Unstable melt flow rates can cause significant longitudinal thickness errors in plate (sheet) products.
  8.  Pay attention to the control of the working surface temperature of the three rollers. The temperature of the inlet roller should be slightly higher and the temperature of the ejection roller marginally lower. The roller surface temperature is high, the slab is not easy to roll off, and the product’s surface is easy to produce horizontal lines; the temperature is low, the surface of the product is not glossy. According to this phenomenon, the roller surface temperature control should be adjusted in time.
  9. The running speed of the three rollers is slightly higher than the extrusion speed of the slab from the mold opening, and the rate is generally no more than 10%. The operating speed of the three rollers should be controlled smoothly. Too fast or too slow running speed has a significant impact on the thickness error of the board.
  10. PET Three Layers GAG Sheet Extrusion Line, except that PVC, polyethylene, and polypropylene resin are generally not dehumidified before extrusion, some other plastics (such as ABS, polyamide, etc.) should be dehumidified and dried before extrusion.

Parameter

Type of extrusion line single screw sheet PET extrusion line twin screw venting PET sheet extrusion line PET sheet planetary multi-screw exhaust extrusion line
Method of dealing material Crystallization and drying Free from crystallization and drying Free from crystallization and drying
Extrusion type Mono extruded or co-extruded
Finished Product Single layer, double-layer or multi-layer PET sheet
Raw material PET(APET、CPET、PETG) vergin ,flake and crushed material
Net width 600mm-1220mm and more
Thickness range 0.15mm-2mm and more
Capacity 200kg/h-1200kg/h and more
   Application Food and fruit packing,Electronic components packing,Cup,Printing, Face mask for epidemic ,agriculture thermoforming,Furniture surface ,packing strap and more

Application

PET sheet (APET, PETG, CPET) is flexible in processing, transparent, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and easy to be recycled.

  • Vacuum Moulding: food packaging, fruit packaging, toy box, gift box, etc.
  • Obstructing Application: Electronic components packaging
  • General Application: folding to form, collar support, decoration materials, folders, binding cover, credit card, etc.
  • Special Application: Medical equipment, medicine packing, industrial antisepsis protection, a baking tray for microwave, face mask for epidemic , agriculture thermoforming, etc

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APET PETG CPET sheet extrusion line Video

About Gwell

Plastic extrusion equipment production plant

Innovation drives enterprise progress. Relying on the group’s strong technology, equipment strength and innovation spirit, Gwell is committed to the development of high-tech products and the international market. Gwell also actively exchanges and cooperates with world-class scientific research institutions. The new technologies, new processes and new products developed by Gwell are widely used in building materials(PP hollow sheet extrusion machine, PC optic extrusion machine), home appliances(SPC floor extrusion machine), packaging(PET sheet extrusion machine, EVOH film extrusion machine), 

medical treatment(PVC rigid sheet extrusion machine), automobiles(TPU film extrusion machine, PVB film extrusion machine), new energy(EVA solar film extrusion machine), aerospace(TPU film extrusion machine), rail transit(waterproof film extrusion machine) and other fields, which are closely related to human life.

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FAQ

International Commercial Terms(Incoterms): FOB, CFR, CIF, EXW.

Terms of Payment: LC, T/T

Delivery date:1-4 months

We are committed to produce sheet,film,board extrusion machine.Sheet extrusion machine includes PET sheet, PP、PS sheet, PLA biodegradeble sheet, PETG sheet extrusion machine, PVC soft sheet, PMMA、GPPS sheet extrusion line and so on.Film extrusion machine includes EVA、POE solar film, PVB film, TPU film, PETG film, ASA film and so on.Board extrusion machine includes PC solid board, PP、PE board ,etc.and other extrusion machine like floor, hollow, waterproof , foaming, non-woven fabric extrusion making machine.

Our Trading capacity is about 1,000 extrusion lines every year,and Gwell has exported to over 60 countries and regions for nearly 15 years.

It will take 1-4 months to produce,which caused by different reqiurements of customers and design for each extrusion line.

Yes,Gwell sale teams will provide specification according to customer’s requirements,meanwhile we can give the technical support to customers. Beacause we are not only sales but also technicians.If you are interested in our extrusion machine,please contact us.

Yes,Gwell is complete set of customized turn-key engineering project which include hardware& software design, technology commissioning and after-sales service.Otherwise we can provide formula support.

Cindy Liu:Email:cindy@gwell.cn  Whatsapp/phone:+86 15906228639

Lucy Lu:   Email:zl@gwell.cn      Whatsapp/phone:+86 18861956208

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The whole extrusion line that we often adopt ocean shipping for saving cost,The nearest port of departure is China Shanghai,but if urgent cases like small spare parts,we will send to customer factory by air. Otherwise you can either use your own assigned shipping agent or our cooperative forwarder.

Are there any technical supports for extrusion machine that you need?​

Our service will be always at your disposal over the entire extrusion line life.So if you want to know about any other technical supports.Please contact us as soon as possible.

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