Tips For Selecting The Valve For Composite Materials Manufacturing

What Is Composite Materials Manufacturing Industry?

Composite raw materials are an important part of the plastics production industry. In the production of plastics and polymers, it is often necessary to mix different types of materials and additives together to obtain the desired properties and characteristics. Such products are known as composite materials or composite raw materials. Composite raw materials can have different chemical and physical properties, such as strength, toughness, hardness, wear resistance, flame retardancy, etc., and are suitable for many different applications, such as automotive, medical, electronic equipment, packaging, etc.

Why The Valve Is Important In Composite Materials Manufacturing?

During the production of composite raw materials, valves are often required. In this process, the valve, as one of the key devices to control the flow of the medium, plays a very important role.

In compressed air systems, multiple valves are required to control the strength and direction of airflow to ensure reliable motor operation during production. Alternatively, in plastic molding machines, valves can also control the flow and pressure of material to ensure product quality and consistency.

In the production process of composite raw materials, it is usually necessary to use liquid or gaseous media. For example, liquid raw materials, catalysts, solvents, inert gases, etc. These media need to be ensured that they are fed into the reactor in precise proportions and timing to ensure the production of high quality finished products.

Therefore, valves are an integral part of the production process of composite raw materials, which facilitates the production efficiency of the project.

Types Of Valves For Composite Materials Manufacturing

● Globe Valve

It is used to cut off or adjust the flow of medium, and is widely used in liquid and gas pipelines. By turning the handwheel, the valve can be opened or closed. This valve is convenient to use, reliable in operation and easy to maintain.

● Butterfly Valve

The butterfly valve is a quarter-turn valve. By rotating the handle, the valve plate rotates 90 degrees to open or close the valve. Butterfly valves are used in high flow and low pressure drop applications and are very effective for controlling the direction of fluid flow in a pipeline. Its small size saves installation space.

● Ball Valve

The ball valve is also a quarter-turn valve. By rotating the ball, the valve is opened or closed. Ball valves are suitable for applications that require rapid flow shutoff, and also have high corrosion resistance or high pressure resistance. Its sealing performance is good.

● Control Valve

It is used to precisely control the flow of media within the range of flow and pressure. These valves are usually equipped with indicators and control mechanisms and can be used to regulate pressure, flow and temperature in industrial processes.

All the above valves can use electric actuators or pneumatic actuators to achieve the goal of automatic control.

Tips For Selecting the Valve

● Corrosion Resistance Performance

Since liquids or gases in this industry are often highly corrosive, you should choose valves with good corrosion-resistance materials and coatings.

● Temperature Range

The temperature of the liquid or gas needs to be considered when selecting a valve. Some materials can become brittle or damaged at high temperatures, so care needs to be taken to choose the right material, such as PVDF or PP.

In conclusion, when choosing a valve suitable for the plastics and polymer compound industry, it is necessary to consider many factors comprehensively to ensure that the selected valve meets your needs and has high durability and reliability.

Here is a brief introduction of valves for the composite materials manufacturing industry for your reference. Anything we could do for you, feel free to consult us for a cost-effective valve solution.