PT ZONE: PET Processing - Extrusion

Cloeren Invests in Austrian Die Maker EMO
Cloeren buys an unspecified percentage of European extrusion die builder. Companies will operate separately. More (+)
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Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference will be held Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

Easy-To-Integrate Wireless Production-Monitoring Platform

Smart-factory technology made more accessible by start-up firm.

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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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