WEB EXCLUSIVE: A sheet extruder of recycled PET eliminated the need to pelletize its scrap before reuse by equipping a line with a self-cleaning screen changer and gear pump supplied by Maag Pump Systems, Charlotte, N.C.
Davis-Standard, LLC, Pawcatuck, Conn., has joined with Scantech Americas, Lansdowne, Va., to offer an X-ray transmission scanner for measuring sheet thickness.
A new constant-shear manifold for film and sheet balances the flow of virtually any polymer or blend, regardless of viscosity, for dies up to 36 in. wide, according to Premier Dies Corp., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
The first extruder in this country to have the new eight-screw devolatilizing section from Gneuss, Inc., Matthews, N.C., was delivered last September to a processor in Florida.
Plaskolite Inc., Columbus, Ohio, is now offering thermoformable sheet of Eastman Chemical’s new proprietary Tritan copolyester for signage.
Compression Roll Drawing (CRD), a patented machine-direction orientation (MDO) technique used for years to make tough plastic strapping, can add cold impact strength to PP sheet as well.
A novel thermoforming process developed by LRM Industrial LLC, Rockledge, Fla., a joint venture of Nova Chemicals and Envirokare Tech Inc., makes large parts in one step without roll stock or cut sheet.
A five-layer cast and blown film line for lab or small-scale production was recently built by Macro Engineering & Technology Inc., Mississauga, Ont.
Plastic Flow LLC, Houghton, Mich., a spin-off from Michigan Tech University, released polyXtrue software last summer to simulate monolayer die flow.