PT ZONE: PET Processing - Extrusion

K 2016: Day Two Show Report
Plastics Technology Editorial Director Jim Callari discusses extrusion trends at K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. More (+)
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EXTRUSION: Feedblock Fine-Tunes Layers, Balances Velocities

Device is adjustable in-line and is available with larger than usual channel widths to reduce shear stress and interfacial instability.

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EXTRUSION: Biax Line in Virtual Reality

Parkinson believed to be first supplier to demonstrate its technology at a trade show in VR.

BOPET Films' Growth Prospects Look Very Good

Market demand to be driven by significant use in both packaging and technical applications.

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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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Product Announcements

EXTRUSION: Feedblock Fine-Tunes Layers, Balances Velocities
Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries LLC 9/27/2016
EXTRUSION: Biax Line in Virtual Reality
Parkinson Technologies Inc. 9/21/2016
EXTRUSION: Stretch Film Line Is ‘Bigger, Faster, Smarter’
Cloeren Incorporated 9/9/2016
EXTRUSION: System Gives PET An IV Bump
Gneuss, Inc. 9/7/2016
EXTRUSION: New Extruders, Filtration System
eFACTOR3, LLC 9/7/2016

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