How to choose the right plastic moulding machine for your business?

Ningbo Beilun Highsun machinery – a further IMD sign-up  – is located in the “China’s plastic-machine capital” on the Beilun Science and Technology Park, Ningbo City in Zhejiang Province. The “Highsun” brand specialises in the production oof high-grade, precision plastic injection moulding machines.

A check around their web site provided some key ‘intel’ on  the many choices and options to weigh up and consider in choosing  a good injection moulding machine – and indeed the right machine for the production challenges of your business and the looming demand of your clients.

more diverse

Highsun indicates that they provide a complete configuration system, so users can choose the machine that really does suits precise requirements! With the intelligence of society, people’s demand for products is becoming more and more diverse. This applies to plastic products as much as anything else. …there’s no-end of new and unique plastic products on the market so many are very much ‘out there’ ..that’s for sure! So, basic diversification of plastic products also means that the requirements for injection moulding machines really has got to become more diverse too!


Therefore, when choosing an injection machine, it is necessary to select a suitable plastic moulding machine to deal with the differences of all injection moulding products. Since there are many structures and types of injection moulded items, there are many types of injection machines – which is certainly good news 

raw materials used

Take Haike Plastic Machinery for example. Their injection moulding machines perform  in the following ways: – according to the plasticisation and injection methods of the raw materials in use; according to the shape and structure of the injection moulding machine itself; according to the processing capacity of the injection moulding machine and also in terms of responsive performance for special uses. 

three types 

Thus, on the basis of the above say the Highsun team:-  regarding plasticising and injection methods of raw materials, the injection moulding machine can be divided into three types: (1) plunger type, (2) reciprocating screw type (3) screw plasticizing plunger injection type.

shape and structure 

According to the different shape and structure of the injection machine, the choices are the vertical injection moulding machine; the horizontal injection machine; the angle injection machine; the multi-mode injection machine ….and finally a combined variable injection machine. 

processing capacity 

According to the processing capacity, the injection machine can be divided into –  ultra-small;  small injection;  medium-sized injection; large injection and also the super large injection moulding machine classified according to further  injection size requirement.


The classification of the machine can be divided into universal injection machine;  vented injection machine; precision high-speed injection machine; plastic shoe injection machine and then three injection head in single mode. Reference Injector choice – There is to consider a two-injection two-position injection machine.

plastic products 

The right thing to do is to carefully select the injection machine as precisely as possible  that will allow you to meet the detail of the different plastic production requirement. Then the injection moulding products made will surely achieve best effect. Increasing product quality also increases production efficiency, and increases production capacity, which means that the machine can create more profits for the company. 

Therefore, there is no doubt that careful considered machine selection is highly important to ensure exactly the right plastic moulding machines are driving your business and ensuring you reach your product supply and sale goals.

The what’s what ..and how and why ..on automotive hoses from Tieling Jinghua

Liaoning Jinghua Auto Parts (formerly the Tieling Jinghua Rubber Seal Components) is a thriving manufacturer of rubber products and automotive rubber hoses and flexible piping. It is located in Fanhe New Zone, close to the Tienling South Exit of Shenyang-Harbin Freeway. We are pleased to welcome this business to the IMD. 

The company was first established in 1983 and has produced its well-known range of varied sets and styles of automotive components for over 20 years.  Here, compliments of this expert ‘hoses’ company is a blog summary of automotive rubber tube and hose types and their value and usage advantages to the automotive industry today

natural advantages 

As they point out hose is widely used in wide-ranging industrial production in general due to its natural advantages. With the needs of modern life today, the types of hoses are constantly increasing. The hose market in the automotive industry has always received much attention. Although automotive hoses in terms of types is relatively limited, it is representative of the hose industry…… below is some potted information from this expert specialist company on the automotive hoses ‘line-up’ ….

Air conditioning hose

In the past two years, China’s automotive air-conditioning hoses have developed rapidly, and the number of enterprises producing and researching new rubber hoses has gradually increased. There are two technical problems to be solved in developing high-quality air-conditioning hoses. The first is the pollution of air-conditioning hoses, and the second is the leakage of fluorine-free hoses. Protecting the environment starts from small things, and it is the responsibility of everyone to optimise our automotive air conditioning hoses.

Radiator hose

High-grade EPDM rubber is used as the main material of the radiator hose, and special synthetic fiber knitting reinforced structure is selected. The cold-feed extrusion technology and the coreless pre-formed bare die vulcanisation new process, which are the first in China, are successfully manufactured Automobile radiator hoses with technical indicators such as breaking strength, ozone resistance, and adhesion strength meeting international standards.

Fuel hose

The inner rubber layer is composed of fluoroelastomer and chlorohydrin rubber, and the outer rubber layer is chlorohydrin rubber. The difference is that the reinforcement layer uses aramid fiber. According to related reports, domestic production of composite fuel hoses for automobiles has been used in Santana, Audi, Jetta, Fukang, POLO and other cars.

Brake Hose

Brake hose is an important part of a car with very strict quality requirements, which is related to the safety of the vehicle and people. In addition to being resistant to brake fluid, the brake hose must also have good aging resistance and moisture permeability.

Power steering hose

Power steering hoses are more stringent in automotive hoses. There are two specific requirements. One is good heat resistance and the other is to prevent corrosion of oily substances. This has caused some contradictions. The steering hose using fluorine rubber has good heat resistance, but because the fluorine rubber tube easily reacts with certain additives in the oil, its application is limited. Therefore, many car enthusiasts often have strict requirements on the steering hose of the car.

 Turbocharger hose

Turbocharger hoses are mainly suitable for racing cars and sports cars. In recent years, due to consumer demand, development of ordinary cars has begun. China’s turbocharger hoses are still in the research and development stage and have a good development momentum.

News of Mining Industry Exhibition ‘bonanza’ on the agenda for next month …

Research areas for the development of mineral resources and latest technologies, techniques and tools for the exploration and evaluation of mineral deposits mining are among the key activity presentation sectors set to be included at the influential 11th International  «UzMiningExpo-2020»  which, we understand here at the IMD takes place in Uzbekistan on 24th – 26th of next month.  

leading event 

This event is organised through the state Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources, along with the  state Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Roads and the Mayor’s office of Tashkent City. The exhibition is the leading event in the mining industry. It is a place for open dialogue with new business contacts among the thousands of international and domestic buyers and suppliers involved in the mining, geological, exploration and other related industries world-wide. 

latest developments 

The Event takes place annually and always demonstrates the latest developments of domestic and foreign manufacturers in processing and other related mining and mineral  activity. This includes the likes of crushing and screening, drilling and digging and wide-ranging equipment solutions for the transport and storage of bulk materials. Also on show, are parts and components for mining machinery, mine trucks, processing equipment and auxiliary equipment and technology for tunneling, There are also special security mining features and concept ideas on view.

Further key sectors to be found at the exhibition are – The modern design of operations; Technologies and equipment for mining, open pit and underground; Processing equipment,; Geology; geodesy; cartography;Coal mining; Waste processing equipment; Crushing and grinding machinery; Drilling equipment; Drills; Hammers; Mountain and Mine machinery and equipment; Self-propelled mine machines; Loading and hauling machines; Vehicles for the development of mountain tunnels penetration; Transportation equipment; Conveyor systems (conveyors and roller) and Earth-moving equipment.

mainstream aspects 

Other very socially mainstream aspects of the mining industry also feature strongly :- Environmental protection in mining; Investment and innovation projects in Mining; Engineering services; Ecology and Environment; Fire prevention;; Security; Means of protection and Rescue operation.

For information and details of participation in the exhibition, please contact Project manager –  Sarvinoz Nuralievan. Tel.: + 998 71 238 59 87 Fax: + 998 71 238 57 82
Mob.: + 998 93 381 07 81 E-mail: 

Davison highlights its expertise in guidance review of the leading IF inverter spot welder….

Davison Machinery the  famous China Pvc tarpaulin welding machine manufacturers and plastic welders factory, company established in 1999 by Mr. Huang Guosheng, is a new member of IMD 

The business is a leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic welder in China, specialising in high frequency welding machine, ultrasonic welding machine and related automatic equipment. 

It’s manufacturing facility covers an area of more than 8,000 square meters in Hi-tech Zone, Ningbo City, China. Davison Machinery continuously invests in innovative research and development of new products, which are exported to different countries in the world.  The company insists its expertise creates value for customers and has done so since the establishment of the company. 

superior performance 

Here below is a guidance review reference the superior performance and advantages of the IF inverter spot welder …… The medium frequency inverter spot welding machine is  a kind of medium frequency resistance welding machine and can also be called a medium frequency inverter resistance spot welding machine. Fushun welding medium frequency inverter spot welding machine adopts intermediate frequency inverter power supply and stability. Advanced technologies such as DC rectangular waves have made revolutionary improvements in welding efficiency and quality.

most advanced 

The IF inverter spot welding machine is the most advanced resistance welding product in the world. Fushun Welding is a professional R&D manufacturer of the IF inverter spot welding machine. It is also a medium-frequency inverter with its strong technical team and strong asset strength.  The superior performance of the spot welder has for sure been fully realised…. …… and those key reasons why…..

Because…. the intermediate frequency inverter spot welder transformer has small weight and volume, low input power, and is convenient to use transformer-type welding tongs. The traditional power frequency welding machine requires a robot with a very high load capacity when it is used in an automatic line, and the transformer of the medium frequency inverter spot welding machine can greatly reduce the load of the robot.

Because ….the welding current of the intermediate frequency inverter spot welding machine is rectangular wave, close to direct current, so there is no obvious peak current, the size of the nugget is stable and enlarged, almost no splash, the welding quality is stable, and the thermal efficiency is high. Compared with the power frequency welding machine, the medium frequency inverter spot welding machine can reduce the welding current by 40%, which greatly prolongs the service life of the electrode.

Because …. the medium frequency inverter spot welding machine is suitable for welding various materials and dissimilar metals, such as aluminium alloy, stainless steel, high strength steel plate and other materials. In addition, for the welding of galvanised sheets and ordinary multi-layer boards, the welding quality is much higher than that of the power frequency welding machine.

Because ….the intermediate frequency inverter spot welder has the characteristics of three-phase load balancing, and the power factor can be as high as 0.9 or even higher.

Because …the IF inverter spot welder current can reach the set value faster, analyze the parameters more accurately, the response speed is only 5% of the power frequency AC spot welder, and the welding quality control is more accurate.

Today, Fushun’s medium-frequency inverter spot welder series has been widely used in auto parts manufacturing, low-voltage electrical appliances, household appliances, metal hardware, and chassis due to its excellent welding performance. For more visit

The Halverson Company – …considered advice and review of key feed issues and choices…

The Halverson Company – a full service construction company provides its clients with a turn-key project solution for any challenge including project management, design-build and steel fabrication. This impressive service delivering highly expert specialist business is a new member with us at IMD.

Since 1914, Halverson has been a leading builder of bulk materials handling, storage and processing systems and facilities. The company’s  goal is to develop long-term relationships with customers, and are confident that the service and product value delivered now goes far beyond the budgeted costs.

Because of the Halverson extensive network of relationships with engineers, consultants, equipment suppliers and subcontractors, as well as  vast project experience and knowledge of the industry, Halverson is able to provide the finest design-build team to meet the needs of any client.

Below the company expertly blogs certain considered key feed issues facing businesses in the sector….


When supplying feed to your livestock, you’ll need to choose between two types of feed mills: hammer mills and roller mills. Both types of milling come with their fair share of pros and cons and making the right decision for your business all depends on the types of animals you’re raising. Different animals require certain types of feed for optimal conversion. For example, cows have large, complicated digestive systems, which means they require coarser particles that are high in fibre. 

unique relationship 

While pigs have much simpler digestive systems, which require finer particles, but if these particles are too fine, some animals may develop ulcers. Learning more about the differences between these two types of mills will help you make the most of your animal feed. Let’s explore the unique relationship between hammer mills and roller mills.


Hammer mills use collision force to break up the feed. As the feed enters the chamber, particles bounce off the hammer plates until they are fine enough to exit through the screen. Generally speaking, the faster the hammer tip speed, the finer the particles. Hammer mills generally have much higher throughput rates than roller mills, so you can produce more feed in less time. Thanks to their simple design, hammer mills are also considered easy to maintain. They can be used to produce various types of feed, so you can create the right type of feed particles for all your animals.


However, hammer mills tend to have wide particle distribution rates, which means your feed may vary in size and shape. They also tend to consume more power than roller mills, which can lead to performance issues, excess heat, friction, and even spontaneous explosions. You may need to invest in explosion protection when operating at high volumes.


Unlike hammer mills, roller mills use compression to break up the feed. As the source material enters the chamber, it’s struck by two roller pads that break up the feed into finer particles. Roller mills come with narrower particle distribution rates, helping you control the size and shape of your feed. They also consume less power and produce less heat and friction than hammer mills.

capital upfront 

Yet, you can’t use roller mills to grind up fibre. These machines also require a lot of capital upfront. They might have trouble breaking up larger particles, so you may need to break up your feed before putting it through the machine. Roller mills also tend to require a lot of maintenance, which can impact your bottom line.


There are clear differences between hammer mills and roller mills, but new milling technology is breaking down these barriers. If you’re looking for a universal feed mill that gives you more control over the size and shape of your feed without generating excess heat and friction, we recommend the Buhler Multi-Impact Hammer Mill. 

cutting plates 

Unlike traditional hammer mills, it uses cutting plates to break up the feed as it enters the chamber, so particles don’t have to hit the hammers repeatedly before exiting through the screen. This reduces heat and friction, so you don’t have to worry about explosions and high maintenance costs.

If you need help finding the right type of feed mill for your business, contact the professionals at Halverson Company today!

Telling study and market report on Food Processing markets to 2025…..

News has reached the IMD that according to a telling study, over the next five years the Feed Processing Equipments market will register a CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US million by 2024, from US million in 2019. 

global market

In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Feed Processing Equipments business,. This report hails from LP Information, a professional organisation provides market research reports in numerous arenas – presents this comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Feed Processing Equipments market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries. The report is structured on primary and secondary research methodologies that derive historic and forecast data. 


This study considers the Feed Processing Equipments value and volume generated from the sales of the following segments: Segmentation by product type: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, is highlighted in Section 2.3 of the report and forecasts to 2024 in section 11.7. Segmentation by application: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.8. covering Feed Processing Plant; Farm Use and other aspects.

detailed analysis 

The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in this report ar R & D Equipment Company; Andritz; Henan Longchang Machinery Manufacturing; HET Feed Machinery Shanghai ZhengChang International Machinery; Dinnissen; Elko; Nagel; Bratney Companies; Mecan-Systeme ;B.K. Allied Industries; Menci; Clyde Process; Statec Binder; Milling Trade; Muyang Group; Jiangsu Degao Machinery ; Jiangsu Liangyou Argo Machinery

key drivers 

In addition, this report discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key manufacturers and the market as a whole. It also analyses key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development.

The Key Research objectives

To study and analyse… the global Feed Processing Equipments consumption (value & volume) by key regions/countries, product type and application, history data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2024.

To understand… the structure of Feed Processing Equipments market by identifying its various subsegments.

To focus… on the key global Feed Processing Equipments manufacturers, to define, describe and analyse the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.

To analyse…the Feed Processing Equipments with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.

To share detailed information…about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).

To project the consumption of Feed Processing Equipments submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).

To analyse…competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.

To strategically profile… the key players and comprehensively analyse their growth strategies.

 If you have further interest in this report or other related reports, please feel free to email to and they will share a free sample report with you.

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International Business Department | LP INFORMATION,INC.

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It’s the ‘Natural’ over the ‘Synthetic’ …says leading worldwide industries report now out!   

Significant consumer inclination towards naturally occurring substances over synthetic variants is bringing monumental shifts in various industries worldwide. 

market intelligence 

So reports consultants, Future Market Insights (FMI), a leading provider of market intelligence serving clients in over 150 countries.

Their report documents highlights that Gluconolactone in particular is emerging as a natural food additive and key ingredient in specific anti-aging products.


Amid the evolving scenarios within both the food and beauty industries, Future Market Insights, in its groundbreaking study, brings to fore actionable insights offering headwinds and tailwinds to growth of the gluconolactone market. Among the key findings of this telling focused review reports are that the  market is set to hit its USD 100 Mn mark by 2021 and that the Food sector is emerging as a key application area, accounting for 36% of total value. 

global ‘adoption’

Synthetic Gluconolactone remains the best-selling category, despite growing aversion to artificial ingredients among consumers and naturally both Europe and North America lead global adoption, owing to greater product awareness and health consciousness. 

For more consult the report which can be bought here:-

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The consultancy’s customized and syndicated market research reports deliver actionable insights that drive sustainable growth. A team of expert-led analysts at FMI continuously track emerging trends and events in a broad range of industries to ensure that  clients prepare for the evolving needs of their consumers.

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‘Famous’ for Chinese manufacturing precision delivery –  that’s Guolin! 

February 10, 2020: A recent new member of our influential IMD web site is the Zhejiang Guolin Machinery Company, one of more than 20 Chinese companies, who have very recently joined our thriving online resource  – and we know there are many more businesses from China to follow for sure! 

‘Famous’ tech-knowhow

Guolin Machinery is a high quality, expert, professional manufacturer of varied, high specification, stainless steel and hydraulic fittings and other related accessories. Guolin are ‘famous’ for their technical know-how and the precision of their products and for their location! 

Why?   Well, they are in Taizhou in the middle of Zhejiang Province, where the aptly named ‘Famous Mountain of the Sea’ is located!

hydraulic fittings 

The company’s manufacturing processes are precise and complex, reference its specialism in hydraulic fittings and related accessories. In respect of this, they have produced a considered piece of ‘reportage’ on the effectiveness, indeed the value of the multi channel rotary joint in concise production management processes. So, what in essence is a multi-channel rotary joint? Under the current definition, say Guolin, these are joints, designed independently within the same joint in order that do not in essence interfere with each other.

different media

It has powerful functions and can simultaneously import different media, such as water, steam, oil, air, vacuum and cutting fluid. Chemical reagents, acidic and alkaline fluids, etc., and different media can enter and leave the media through the holes on the side or above, according to their working conditions. Such processes are present in paper making equipment, printing equipment, CNC workbench, rubber equipment, continuous caster, special equipment for iron and steel industry, chemical equipment, plastic manufacturing equipment, petroleum exploration equipment… and more….


Many rotating platform and rotating platform components need to be realised by multi-channel rotary joints. With the development of industry, multi-channel rotary joints are now available in high-end fields such as automation and automation testing equipment, aerospace equipment, automated robots, manipulators, solar energy equipment and so on.

more complex

The performance, structure and parameters of multi-channel rotary joints put forward higher requirements, so for the current manufacturers of rotary joints, in order to meet the needs of these high-end fields, R&D funds are invested in the development of new products and new structures. Therefore, in the manufacturing process, the more the number of paths, the more complex the manufacturing process. In order to operate better under high-speed, high-pressure and high-temperature conditions, it is necessary to use imported bearings and seals. Two high-precision bearings support the rotor.

internal friction

Such a structure can reduce the internal friction co-efficient, strong and zero-activity, high temperature resistance, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, no degassing and sealing parts developed from polymer materials. These parameters are also the factors of high cost of multi-channel rotary joints. The end face of the joints is sealed by high-pressure mechanical balance and due to the concentricity of the structure can greatly reduce the internal friction and prolong the service life of the rotary joint.

Zhejiang Guolin Machinery Co. Ltd.

‘Red Letter Event’ go ahead for Animal Health and Nutrition industry ….

February 10, 2020: The end of May 2022 will be very much a ‘Red Letter’ day to diary for key ‘players’ in the Animal Health and Nutrition industry as well as marking a further exciting step for the future in the new developing liaison for the Victam Corporation and VIV worldwide.

Last year, as those in the industry are aware, the partnership in Asia between VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia for the 2020 exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand was announced. Now comes news that the two exhibition ‘brands’ will further continue their partnership by together organising VICTAM International and VIV Europe at the Jaarbeurs exhibition grounds in Utrecht in 2022 from May 31st – June 2nd.   

stand sales 

Both Victam  and VIV are both very much looking forward to welcoming world wide businesses from the Animal Feed and Health Industries to what is for both businesses very much a ‘landmark event’. Stand sales for this 2022 Event in Utrecht will commence from Autumn this year.

Cologne ‘move’
Says Mr. Sebas van den Ende, General Manager of the Victam Corporation. “This means that the VICTAM International exhibition will move back from Cologne, Germany to its home country, the Netherlands, and where it all started in 1965, the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. The set-up of this exhibition is different from the set-up in Asia as VIV Europe and VICTAM International will be co-located, but with each exhibition in their own halls. We are enthusiastic about the synergy and good co-operation that VICTAM and VIV have established. This partnership continues with a different program in Europe, which will bring to the animal husbandry industry in 2022, an even wider and richer platform . 

important achievement 

Says  Mr. Heiko M. Stutzinger, Director of VIV worldwide, and Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific. “We look at the co-location of VIV Europe and VICTAM International as an important achievement after nearly four decades of independent growth and development of the respective Events in Europe and in the World.  Today the strong network of VICTAM in feed technology and animal feed processing, together with the Feed to Food concept that VIV Europe is famous for, are ready to deliver a very complete and professional platform to exhibitors and visitors.” concludes Mr. Stutzinger.

For more information regarding this ‘landmark’ 2022 event, please visit or

Bumper boost for world-renowned Innovation and Development Centre! 

February 10, 2020: Work is easing ahead with Wenger Manufacturing’s impressive multi-million dollar expansion and upgrade of its renowned Wenger Technical Centre. Privately held and headquartered close by the Company’s Technical Centre in rural America in the town of Sabetha, Kansas, Wenger also has operations in Galena, Kansas and also outside the US in Belgium, Denmark, Taiwan, Brazil and China.

project completion

The project plan, with a $13 million budget, was approved and construction began in November. Wenger Technical Centre operations are to run in parallel with construction until the project completion during the fourth quarter of 2020. Wenger is the world’s leading supplier of extrusion cooking systems for food processing with a rich 85-year history. 

multiple plants 

Wenger systems are most commonly used in food, pet food and treats, aqua-feed and engineered-ingredient processing. With nearly 500 employees worldwide, Wenger operates multiple plants, a world-class innovation and development centre, and various sales and service offices around the globe.


The Technical Centre is a facility dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement of extrusion process systems for food, feed and industrial applications. The Wenger Technical Centre houses full-scale extruders, dryers and ancillary components to provide a ‘real-world’ development environment for extrusion-based products and processes. A recognised proving ground for innovation and training, the centre is used by clients, academia and other industry partners for accelerating product development and operational training. Wenger hired PMI Nebraska LLC as general contractor and will be working with other contractors and suppliers on various aspects of the project, including Pinnacle Electric, PCI Mechanical, Schenck Process, Scott Equipment and IPS. 

strategic investment

Says Lafe Bailey, Co-CEO and President of Sales and Corporate Development,“This renovation is a strategic re-investment into a facility that has long served our industries as the critical hub for innovation and continuous improvement. The Technical Centre has held global importance to the extrusion industry since 1954, and we are committed to both renewing, and expanding, the roles and responsibilities that the Wenger Technical Centre holds in the industries we serve.”

lifespan extension

The new construction will increase the existing 22,000-square-foot centre’s capacity by 40 per cent, making the facility more scaleable and extending its lifespan long into the future. The modernisation will include enhancing preventative measures for food safety, and the added square footage will make the centre more versatile. It will expand the scope of market-facing services, while also further enhancing existing innovation projects already active in the Wenger pipeline.

evaluate prototypes 

Says Brend King, Vice President and Technical Centre Director,   “As our industries face increased scrutiny over food safety, the new Wenger Technical Centre will provide a low-risk environment to evaluate prototypes and make sure new products and processes adhere to safety and quality standards. We’re very excited for this expansion as it will allow us to continue helping clients—and Wenger—move ideas from concept to market more quickly.”

real-life capacities 

By operating commercial-scale equipment, Wenger has the ability to scale up production runs to achieve real-life capacities, which is usually not possible in an R&D environment. Adds Mr Bailey,“By staging a full-scale production setup, clients can truly see what these machines can do, and they don’t have to settle for a projection of performance based on calculations. No other innovation centre of its kind has this breadth of capabilities.”

improved process flow 

The approach to the renovation plan is unique in that the new building will be constructed over top of the existing facility while operations continue inside. The first phase is construction of a modern, tension fabric structure that will completely enclose the original building. The second phase entails taking down the original steel structure underneath to create a new space with greater height and depth as well as a greatly improved process flow. The larger capacity will fit full-scale, commercial versions of nearly every piece of equipment Wenger manufactures, whereas today it houses six extruders and two dryers. 

innovative approach 

Explains Brend King further, “This innovative approach originated from our need to build a world-class innovation and development facility, all while maintaining continuity of current customer and Wenger projects. That continuity is important because the market relies on this facility to meet their goals, and we are committed to keeping it open throughout this process.


Mr King admits the company believes this is a responsible approach that clearly aligns with the Wenger culture of Integrity, Ingenuity and Initiative. He explains,  “Instead of tearing down valuable infrastructure and starting over at another site, we’re     re-purposing a well-functioning and widely utilised facility that’s already positioned right where we want it,” he says. 

industry best practice

The Technical Centre is in very close proximity to Wenger’s primary manufacturing facility in Sabetha, which allows the industry convenient access to other key aspects of Wenger capabilities, as well as other important industry partners located in the region.  The improved and modernised Technical Centre operational design was led by the expertise of Wenger’s Corporate Project Services division. It incorporates current and trending industry ‘best practice’ and usability-features in regard to layout and design and processing and facilities management.

exceptional partners 

Explains Mr King finally,“We have a visionary partner in Legacy Building Solutions, who helped us design the new facility and bring this concept to reality. We believe the Wenger and Legacy approach can also be useful for many of the existing and older operations of our clients. Wenger also is very grateful to the City of Sabetha and the surrounding community, both of which have been exceptional partners since Wenger was first established here in 1935”.

Please email Carrie Walsh if you have further questions or would like to speak directly with Brend King or Lafe Bailey at Wenger.