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Sulzer: Threefold Increase in Dispensing Rates, and Treatment of Sensitive Materials

Sulzer’s newly developed Blueline cartridge system is designed specifically for the application of highly viscous materials, with a view to enhancing end users’ productivity. Blueline delivers a threefold increase in dispensing rates compared with conventional cartridge systems. It is compatible with commonly used dispensers and will be unveiled at the JEC World 2017 exhibition in Paris.

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Sulzer Mixpac AG – a subsidiary of Sulzer Ltd., a global leader in the manufacture and supply of liquid application and mixing technology products and services – will showcase its innovative new Blueline cartridge system at JEC World 2017 in Paris.

Dispensing rates up to three times higher

Highly viscous materials push existing cartridge systems to their limits in terms of the achievable dispensing rate. Previously, users would have to make do with small quantities of such materials or switch to considerably more complex mechanical processing of adhesives. Available with 2:1 and 10:1 mixing ratios, the Blueline cartridge system opens up a host of new possibilities.

Applications in aircraft and vehicle construction, general industry and the building sector

Marco Frei, Head Sales Industry EMIRA at Sulzer Mixpac AG, explains: “Blueline extends the range of possible applications for cartridges , allowing end users to boost productivity. Compared with existing systems, it offers considerably higher dispensing rates when applying highly viscous materials. The large cross-sections of the outlets combined with new, optimised mixing geometry increases dispensing rates up to threefold compared with currently available cartridge systems – and all this with the same dispensing force. The interface design features separate outlets from the cartridge to the mixer, removing the risk of unintentional mixing and clogging of the cartridge outlet by material components. This translates into clean and reliable processing of two-component materials.”

Quick, safe and clean processing of sensitive 2-K materials

Honeycomb core and edging filler are applied in two-component (2-K) form in sectors such as aircraft construction. These materials have densities of less than 1g/ml and are formed by adding hollow plastic or glass spheres, which helps to reduce weight. When processing such materials, high pressure and high shear rates cause these spheres to burst, making them unusable. In addition, these materials are also highly viscous, and in some cases there are differences in compressibility between the two components. For these reasons, the options for processing such materials using cartridge systems were previously extremely limited. The new Blueline system changes all this – it opens up a host of totally new possibilities, allowing for the rapid, safe and clean processing of sensitive 2-K materials with the help of cartridge systems.

JEC in Paris

The JEC trade fair is the world’s largest composites exhibition, making it the ideal platform for Sulzer Mixpac to introduce its Blueline system and showcase its entire range of dispensers and cartridge-based application systems.

Blueline – key facts

  • For highly viscous materials that are difficult to apply
  • For high dispensing rates (threefold increase in dispensing quantity)
  • For materials sensitive to pressure and shearing
  • Compatible with commonly used MIXPAC dispensers

Sulzer Mixpac at JEC World 2017

Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, hall 6, stand A62

Link to Press Kit


Gerald Fleisch
Head of Marketing Sulzer Mixpac, Sulzer Mixpac Ltd
Tel: +41 (0)81 772 2164



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