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Published: 8/25/2014

Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs
Smaller, cooler AC packages can be retrofitted to existing lines to slash energy use and maintenance costs.

Published: 5/9/2014

Plastics Technology's Drying Supplement
Learn from the experts, including savvy processors, on how to get drying done right.

Published: 4/23/2014

Granulate or Shred: Which Makes Sense for You?
That is the size-reduction question confronting many processors today. Look here for some guidance.

Published: 3/24/2014

Octal to Start PET Sheet Extrusion in Ohio
APET sheet to be made exclusively from sheet flake.

Published: 3/21/2014

Compounding PLA on Twin-Screws: What Testing Reveals
Twin-screw extrusion is the preferred method for compounding PLA and other biopolymers. But processing PLA is complicated because it’s sensitive to heat and shear. It’s also prone to hydrolytic degradation if moisture is present in molten PLA. Here’...

Published: 2/25/2014

Use Your Gauge to Solve Processing Issues Upstream
Gauging systems have an often-overlooked but equally important role beyond measuring web thickness: They can be used as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot the process. Here's how.

Published: 12/18/2013

Extrusion/Compounding at K 2013: Having It All
Extrusion processors no longer need to chose among speed, quality, and flexibility, based on exhibits at K 2013.

Published: 11/26/2013

There’s No Lid on This Processor’s Creativity
For this lid maker, the keys to success are speed, flexibility and ingenuity.

Published: 8/26/2013

K 2013 Preview: Extrusion, Compounding, Recycling
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.

Published: 4/29/2013

Extrusion Without Discolored Specks
Specks are a common problem in extrusion, and avoiding them requires a two-pronged approach: First, figure out how many specks are in the incoming raw material; then minimize those caused during the extrusion process.