Farrel is the originator of Continuous Mixing Technology introducing the first FCM™, Farrel Continuous Mixer in 1963. Today, FARREL POMINI works to advance the technology forward with innovations and new applications.
Along with the Customer Demonstration Facility located in Ansonia, Connecticut, USA is the state-of-the-art FARREL POMINI Research and Development Center. In addition to the production sized Continuous Mixing line and laboratory sized processor, the Research and Development Center has an additional processing line, enhanced feed systems, downstream configuration options and analytical equipment.
The Research and Development Center is supported by development activities at the Customer Demonstration Facility located in Rochdale, United Kingdom.
The activities of the Research & Development team focus on three general areas:
Our recent development work has been the area of biodegradable plastics, including PLA. Click here for our most recent white paper, Processing Polylactide (PLA) Compounds on a Production Scale FCM™, Farrel Continuous Mixer.