Laboratory Lines for Flat Films and Sheets

For webs between 160 and 600 mm width
Output achievements from 0.1 to 200 kg/h per extruder

Development of Films and Sheets

Our Laboratory Extrusions Lines are designed and built for the processing of thermoplastic material, adapted to the customer’s requirements in a great extent.


esde Laboratory Lines are designed for product development, material samplings and small batch production of flat films and sheets.  Our customers are research institutions, universities, film manufacturers and chemical companies.


The investment in a Laboratory Line results in great savings on costs for developments, decreases the material consumption and considerably reduces the time requirements due to short reaction time.  The conversion to small batch production is easy and very economical as the robust and solid design of our laboratory lines allows continuous operation (24/7).

Small scale extrusion of great variety

The tasks of a laboratory Line are the extrusion of various material formulations in different sizes to one-layer or multi-layer flat films and sheets.

With regard to design and execution esde Laboratory Lines are small versions of our large production lines.

The operating data collection allows the reduction of processes for a precise scale-up.  esde Laboratory Lines can individually and economically be adapted to every task by modules and special constructions.

Basic version of an esde Laboratory Line

  • Laboratory extruder for processing thermoplastic materials
  • Manual material feed by movable hopper
  • Laboratory die for small slit widths of 160 to 600 mm and for film thicknesses of minimum 100 µm
  • Polishing stack with rolls in horizontal or vertical position
  • Edge trim cut
  • Winders or cutting units and stacker

Possible Extensions and Equipment

  • Additional equipment of the Laboratory Extruder with screen changer and melt pump
  • Material feed by gravimetric mixing and dosing unit
  • Heated and insulated melt lines
  • Feedblock for layer distribution at multi-layer sheet extrusion
  • Die with restrictor bar, lip heaters and external deckling of 50 mm/side
  • Lamination of protective and decorating film or for the unwinding of carrier material
  • Heater tunnels with infrared radiator for warming of the film web
  • Polishing stack for perfect surface finish of the film web as desired by the customer, with electronically synchronized roll drives for optimal true-running.  
    If desired equipped with rapid change unit for the rolls.
  • Roll tempering unit
  • Web guidance with smooth running rollers and spreader rollers
  • Stretching unit
  • Edge trim cut and winding-up
  • Two-roll haul-off unit
  • Winding station for continuous operation, maximal winding diameter of 400 mm
  • Cross-cutting shears and stacker
  • Control cabinet

The large selection of components and their configuration offers many opportunities.  Our goal is the optimum adaption to the respective application.  We achieve this by personal advice and trials at our technical center, carried out at the presence of our customers and prospective buyers.  Also special constructions can be developed to meet your individual requirements.

Operating Concept

The operating surface of our Laboratory Lines has a user-friendly and clear structure.  We use a comfortable Touch-Screen Technology with logical user guidance.  The training effort for the operators is minimal as no programming knowledge is required.


The operating elements are positioned on the extruder and if needed on further line components, positioning as desired by the customer.


All the relevant processing data can easily be read and adjusted.  The control is upgradable with production data acquisition, an intersection to the Desktop PC and the possibility of remote control by our electrical engineers.

Additional Information

Please contact us and you will receive a brochure with technical details of esde Laboratory Extruders and Extrusion Lines.  Click here to Order Brochures or contact our competent specialists directly for questions and further information.

Contact Persons

Your contact persons for technical advice and individual quotations on esde Laboratory Extrusion Lines are:


Carsten Diekmann, Managing Director

Jürgen Schormann, Sales Manager


Phone +49 5731 9014

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Visit esde Technical Center

Welcome to our technical center in Bad Oeynhausen for testing your formulation on our demonstration line.  The processing of your material will be analyzed and recorded.  The results will be incorporated into your individual line conception.


Make an appointment.


Jürgen Schormann
Sales Manager
Carsten Diekmann
Managing Director
esde Maschinentechnik GmbH
32545 Bad Oeynhausen

esde Laboratory Lines