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Extruder Inspection & Vibration Analysis Detects Problems Early, Prevents Failures
Service is offered to all types of extrusion processors for all of types and makes of extruders and motors.
Article Published: 5/29/2012
Thrifty California Processor Dries PET with 'Waste' Heat
Southern California can be a challenging environment for manufacturers, not least because of concerns about the cost and availability of electrical power.
Article Published: 4/29/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: More Output, More Flexibility, Less Energy
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Now You Can Measure Pellet Moisture In the Hopper, in Real Time
Take the guesswork out of drying with new technology.
Article Published: 2/21/2012
'Dryer-less' PET Sheet System
Processing Technologies International (PTi), recently took the wraps off its “dryer-less” twin-screw PET sheet extrusion system at its headquarters in Aurora, Ill.
Article Published: 10/25/2011
Why—and How—to Baseline Your Extruder
If you don’t baseline your extruder, then how are you going to set realistic expectations for its performance? Here's how to get going.
Article Published: 7/27/2011
New Barrel Heater/Cooler Saves ‘Juice' to Run an Extruder
New, patent-pending design is said to reduce both radiant and convection heat losses.
Article Published: 7/27/2011
DAK to Buy Wellman’s PET Business
Move follows DAK purchase of Eastman's PET operation.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Energy Miser: Reducing Compressed-Air Usage
Many manufacturing sites operate on the assumption that compressed air is free. Usage is totally uncontrolled, and open air lines cost real money.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
Look Before You Leap: When Direct Extrusion Makes Sense
The process offers great opportunities to extrude a better product at less cost, but it’s not for everyone. The formulation, product mix, and anticipated volumes must be carefully assessed to determine whether DE is the preferred manufacturing metho...
Article Published: 6/27/2011

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