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Industrial plant : Hitachi

Hitachi

We have an applications experimental installation at the Global Production Group (Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture) that conducts contracted manufacturing tests of polymers and develops production prosess for polymers .
This installation confirms suitability of increased scale operations and implementation of our equipment, and it checks product quality for polymer products.
Use of the experimental installation optimizes production processes and contributes to the manufacturing of high quality products.

Test lab

Photograph: Continuous polymerization pilot plant
Continuous polymerization pilot plant

Photograph: Spectacle-shaped blade polymerizer test equipment
Spectacle-shaped blade polymerizer test equipment

Photograph: Lattice blade type polymerizer test equipment
Lattice blade type polymerizer test equipment

Experimental installation overview 1

Global Production Group "Applications Test Lab"

This test equipment is used to perform contracted manufacturing tests of polymers and to develop production process for polymers.

Hitachi, Ltd., Energy and Environment Research Laboratory

A numerical analysis method is used to develop technology for resin mixing simulations. These simulations are used in the design of polymerizer.

Experimental installation overview 2

Tests are performed with the following four types of experimental installation.

Cntinuous polymerization pilot plant

  • Continuous production support, from raw materials to commercial chips.
  • The Hitachi new 3-drum process.
  • Supply flow volume: 100kg/h (PET base); Operational Results: PET for fibers, PET for bottles, and PBT

Spectacle-shaped blade polymerizer test equipment (continuous)

  • Operational pressure: FV 〜 0.18MPaG; Operational temperature: Room temperature 〜 300°C
  • Supply flow volume: 3〜30L/h
  • Working volume: 25L
  • Raw material form: flake, chip

Lattice blade type polymerizer test equipment (continuous)

  • Operational pressure: FV 〜 1MPaG; Operational temperature: Ambience temperature 〜 340°C
  • Supply flow volume: 5〜24L/h
  • Working volume: 6L
  • Processing viscosity: 100〜5,000Pa·s
  • Raw material form: flake, chip
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The blade can be changed to the spectacle-shaped blade polymerizer.

Twisting Lattice blade type polymerizer test equipment (batch)

  • Operational pressure: FV 〜 1MPaG; Operational temperature: Room temperature 〜 400°C
  • Working volume: 50L
  • Processing viscosity: 100〜5,000Pa·s
  • Raw material form: flake, chip
  • Equipment structure: 2-tank test equipment provided with raw material melting tank
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The blade can be changed to a double helical ribbon blade.

Photograph: Twisting Lattice blade type polymerizer test equipment
Twisting Lattice blade type polymerizer test equipment

Fields of application

This equipment is suited to customers in the polymer business.

  • This for customers who need to scale uo from bench to production scale.
  • This for customers who verify quality of products by their polymerization processes.
  • This for customers who needs to confirm operationg conditions by test facilities.
  • This for customers who judge whether our polymerization precess can be used or not.