Milling

Milling is similar to Chopping, except a smaller product size range is achieved from milling.  The product from a chopping system is often the feed stock to the milling system, as multiple stages of size reduction are needed to convert continuous fibres to a milled powder.

Milling is accomplished by feeding the short chopped fibres through a set of concentrically rotating hammer or ball mill that is used to abrade the fibre to micron sizes.

Milled fibres are frequently mixed into composites as a way of imparting mechanical and electrical properties.

The typical configuration for a milling operation:

Optional supply of:

 

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