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Former Has a Full-Blown Focus on Sustainability
Shepherd Thermoforming’s operation has spared millions of PET bottles from death by landfill. It also has taken steps to slash its own energy and water consumption.
Optimize Feeding to Make More Money in Twin-Screw Compounding
Follow these practical examples to improve the feeding efficiency and productivity of your process.
Machinery Vet Petrakis to Lead Plastics Industry Association Equipment Council
Equipment council described as 'at the core' of the industry.
Mid South Extrusion Upgrades Film Capabilities
Film processor adds new Davis-Standard 6-in. extruder and makes a variety of other line upgrades.
New Research Reaffirms FDA Guidelines for Virgin PET Cap as Barrier
￼Study refutes previous research that raised doubts over V-PET’s effectiveness as a functional barrier layer when coextruded with R-PET.
Global Packaging Giant Sets Sights on U.S.
Well established in other parts of the world, Greiner Packaging is bringing its wide array of food-packaging technologies to the U.S. market.
Suppliers Team Up to Run Precision Fluoropolymer Tubing at Medical Show
Catheter tubing with an x-ray stripe made with contributions from four equipment suppliers.
How to Collect and Interpret Process Data in Extrusion, Part 2
In this second of three installments, the focus is on the crucial element of melt temperature.
Decking Producer Becomes Supplier of Recycled Pellets
Composite decking manufacturer Trex expands from using recycled LLDPE internally to also supplying recycled pellets to others. It found the commercial recycled plastics market to be a journey full of both rewards and challenges.
Extrusion Powerhouse Does It All
Tekni-Plex has evolved into a technically diverse global supplier of a wide range of extrusions for a host of markets, many of which are regulated.