Medical Plastics

Xtrutech offer a flexible approach stemming from their belief that “no job is too small.” This enables the company to work very closely with customers to help make those important customised modifications or upgrades that will give improved performance, productivity and profits. These can be made in accordance with the needs of companies working within the medical plastics industry.

Xtrutech’s ability is not just limited to accurately engineered components, but with its team of highly qualified process engineers, they are able to offer machine and process developments to improve existing products or to assist with the introduction of new products needed for the medical plastics industry.

Use the links below to search for our products and services available to the medical plastics industry, whether it's a new extruder, a new screw element or a gearbox refurbishment! Or give us a call on +44 (0) 1782621122

Twin Screw Extruders for Lab and R&D

  • The range includes 10mm & 19mm high torque units that are ideal for smaller samples of 100 grams, while the XTS24 and XTS35 R&D lines are floor mounted, very compact, and ideal for scale-up to production

Bespoke Ancillaries for Lab and R&D:

  • Including a water-cooled strand pelletiser line, a dry-face cut pelletiser, sheet and profile extrusion, calibration units, chill rolls, film extrusion, in-line lamination and thin film coating dies, cooling tunnels, caterpillar haul-offs, and coiler units

Screw Elements and Shafts:

  • Fully compatible with original parts
  • Screws available for all machine sizes and most OEMs
  • Components dimensionally precise for shaft fit and process effect
  • Advice available on screw design
  • Wide range of solutions to combat wear or corrosion problems
  • Reduce Screw Element wear rates by optimising your screw profile

Barrel Liners:

  • Worn feed section liners will reduce extruder outputs
  • Worn mixing / melt zone liners will reduce product quality
  • Reduce barrel wear rates through process optimisation
  • Don’t forget to replace your discharge adaptors and chill knife
  • For venting problems – Twin Screw Vent port Stuffers

Process Optimisation: 

  • Low output limits
  • Feeding or intake limits
  • Reprocessing of fines
  • Poor dispersion
  • Gel bits or pin holes
  • Discharge problems


  • Refurbish to save cost of new extruder
  • Upgrade options available during refurbishment
  • Take advantage of new extruder designs without high cost of new capital investment
  • Increase reliability of older equipment
  • Obtain processing performance improvements by extending barrel length

Service and Machine Inspections: 

  • Gearbox inspection
  • End float/backlash on input and output shafts
  • Checking operation and performance of oil lubrication
  • Agitator shaft coupling and gland packing
  • Torque coupling check (where necessary)
  • Main motor condition and operation
  • Barrel temperature control including heating and cooling
  • Machine safety and operation interlocks 
  • Control panel controls and indicators 
  • Operation and control main D/C drive
  • Barrel bolts and helicoils condition
  • Agitator elements measured and liner inspection
  • Wear inspection
  • Acid flushes