PT ZONE: PET Processing - Extrusion

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Food Packaging Should Remain Strong

But industrial markets could slip.

Make Plans to Attend Extrusion 2016 Conference

Event for all extrusion processors will be held Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte.

RECYCLING: Erema, SIPA Partner on PET Preform System

Called Xtreme Renew, the system allows the one-step processing of PET flakes into preforms.

Cloeren Invests in Austrian Die Maker EMO

Cloeren buys an unspecified percentage of European extrusion die builder. Companies will operate separately.

Extrusion 2016 Conference: Call for Papers

Plastics Technology Magazine is bringing the world of extrusion together in one place, at one time, once more, at The Extrusion 2016 Conference—submit your abstract by May 25.

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OVERVIEW:
PET Processing - Extrusion

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Zone overview hereIn extrusion, most PET is processed into sheet for food packaging applications. The PET sheet is subsquently thermoformed--in some cases in line with the extrusion process--into products such as drinking cups, trays, clam shell containers and the like. Industrial applications for PET include point of purchase signs, display fixures and glazing. Gylcol-modified PET (PETG) is commonly used in sheet structures used to package medical devices because it can stand up to gamma irradiation.


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