PT ZONE: PET Processing - Extrusion

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Extrusion 2016 Conference: Wait No More

K 2016 is behind you, so it’s time to focus on the next big event for extrusion processing.

Extrusion 2016 Conference: Clock’s Ticking on Early-Bird Discount

You have less than a week left to save $100 on your registration fee to Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference by taking advantage of the early-bird discount.

K 2016: Day Two Show Report

Plastics Technology Editorial Director Jim Callari discusses extrusion trends at K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Help’s On the Way for Sheet Processors

Do you extrude sheet? Are you interested in networking with fellow processors, suppliers and sheet extrusion experts? Maybe you have questions about new-generation materials, or fundamental issues with drying?

Get in the Mood to Extrude

Check out the program for Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference, Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

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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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