October 18, 2018
FARREL POMINI was one of four companies inducted for 2018. The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame celebrates the innovative history of American manufacturing, raises funds for educational programs and promotes awareness of advanced manufacturing.
Founded during the Industrial Revolution in 1848 as a foundry and equipment manufacturer by Almon Farrel and his son Franklin, Farrel supplied castings and machinery services to local manufacturers. During the Civil War, Farrel supplied bayonets to the Union Army and gearboxes for US Navy ships during the World Wars.
In 1916, Farrel Engineer Fernley H. Banbury revolutionized the rubber processing industry by patenting the Banbury® Mixer. The Banbury® became synonymous with the tire industry and was recognized in 1959 with the Charles Goodyear Medal for its contributions.
Farrel continued to expand its processing technology over the years and in 1963 developed the Continuous Mixer. Originally developed for the processing of rubber where it received limited acceptance, the Continuous Mixer found its niche in the plastics processing industry. The Continuous Mixer separated the mixing and extrusion of polymers providing a high-quality polymer at a lower cost to competing technologies.
In 1982, now owned by Stanley Black & Decker, Farrel Corporation invented the Compact Processor which is an independently controlled Continuous Mixer and Extruder on a unitized frame. This was a significant development for the technology.
Today, FARREL POMINI is proud to be an innovator within the manufacturing landscape for over 170 years.
In 2010, Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH, Farrel Corporation, and Pomini Rubber & Plastics Srl integrated to form HF MIXING GROUP. FARREL POMINI was established in 2011 to focus expertise in the continuous mixing equipment sector of the HF MIXING GROUP member companies. As separate companies, Farrel Corporation and Pomini Rubber & Plastics Srl possess over 100 years of collective experience in the polymer processing industry. The company is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacturing of continuous mixing systems for the polymer processing industry covering an extensive range of applications.