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Industry Expands Again
January was the third month in a row and the fifth time in six months that index was higher than it was one year ago.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
New Frontier for Single Screw R&D: Mixing & Melting by Extensional Shear
Extensional shear generally has been associated only with twin-screw extruders. However, I am now convinced it can be done with a single moving force (screw) by changing the geometry of the flow field perpendicular to the direction of flow.
Columns Published: 9/29/2012
Get Smarter on Extruder Sizes
Processors tend to recommend a much larger extruder than what’s really necessary for the job and the capabilities of the downstream equipment.
Columns Published: 6/26/2012
Working with Color Concentrates
Perhaps the greatest difficulty involving the use of color concentrates is specifying them appropriately for the material to which they are being added.
Columns Published: 2/21/2012
In Twin-Screw Compounding, Distinguish Between ‘Disease’ and ‘Illness’
 The concept of troubleshooting in compounding can be defined in terms of a problem (or problems) with compound quality or as a problem with the compounding process.
Columns Published: 6/1/2010
‘Lean’ Molding & Liquid Color: A Good Fit
If you want to take up parasailing, it’s probably best that you have no fear of heights.
Columns Published: 2/1/2010

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