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Published: 2/23/2015

EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING AT NPE: The Word Is ‘More’
As in speed, power, quality, flexibility, layers, and efficiency. Those are the trends across all extrusion processes.

Published: 11/24/2014

How Characterizing and Modeling Chemical Foaming Agents Can Help Your Process
Knowing ahead of time what will happen when your CFA produces gas can help you design or improve your process to boost quality and cost effectiveness.

Published: 10/30/2014

New Extrusion Equipment Supplier Combines U.S. Management with Chinese Production
Starting up in 2011, Uway Extrusion has begun its commercial push this year, with plans to exhibit at NPE2015 next March.

Published: 10/22/2014

Dynisco Extends Machinery Directive Compliance to 4-20mA Pressure Sensors
Billed as 'ideal choice. for extrusion OEMs and processors that need to comply with the European standard.

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.