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Charter NEX Reaches New Heights In Film Quality
Is blown film processing really rocket science?
Article Published: 5/21/2014
Things Are Adding Up Nicely For Charter NEX Films
Since Charter Films merged with NEX Performance Films about 18 months ago, the combined operation has melded the best capabilities of each company into a single business churning out a wide scope of blown films.
Article Published: 5/21/2014
Plastics Technology's Drying Supplement
Learn from the experts, including savvy processors, on how to get drying done right.
Article Published: 5/9/2014
‘Sandy’ Storm Victim Recovers Quickly
Quick service by an equipment supplier helped get a waterlogged plant back up and running.
Article 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.
Article Published: 4/23/2014
Octal to Start PET Sheet Extrusion in Ohio
APET sheet to be made exclusively from sheet flake.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
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’...
Article Published: 3/21/2014
Back to Its Roots in Film Extrusion
After drydocking its film extrusion business in '99, converter goes back to its roots with upstart sister company.
Article Published: 3/21/2014
The Power of Numbers: Time to Step Up to Five Layers
Five-layer technology can provide processors with more productivity and greater flexibility to produce a wider range of products from a single line.
Article Published: 3/21/2014
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.
Article Published: 2/25/2014

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