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Published: 9/25/2017

Extrusion: The Role of Polymer Density in Screw Design
Density affects the mass flow rate, and energy transfer is based on mass, not volume. As a result, polymer density enters into practically every calculation in a screw design.

Published: 9/14/2017

New Extruder Builder Has Familiar Names
Start-up machine builder, headed by extrusion veteran Kramer, to furnish extruders from 1-8 in dia. 

Published: 9/1/2017

A Conversation with Big 3 Precision Products Inc.
MMT interviews Big 3 Precision Products Inc., a group that builds injection blow molds, one- and two-step injection stretch blow molds and extrusion blow molds.

Published: 8/31/2017

A Culture Built on Innovation in Medical Tubing Extrusion
Microspec was born out of innovation, and 28 years later continues to set the global standard in medical tubing by developing high-precision multi-lumen catheters—among other tubing products—by refusing to believe “it can’t b...

Published: 8/18/2017

Cloeren Completes EMO Purchase
Austria's EMO to operate as Cloeren GmbH as sheet and cast film die and feedblock makers unite.

Published: 7/31/2017

Keep Dust and Angel Hair Out of Your Process
Angel hair, fines, and dust can adversely impact any type of plastics production—from resin manufacturing itself to molding and other processes. Here’s how to solve it. 

Published: 7/17/2017

Davis-Standard Opens Expanded Plant, Buys Maillefer
Machine builders adds space to accommodate blown film die manufacturing.

Published: 6/27/2017

How to Collect and Interpret Extrusion Process Data; Part 3
In this final installment, learn how process data can be used to identify and fix extrusion issues.

Published: 5/31/2017

Medical-Tubing Innovator Bets on Silicone Solutions
Trelleborg gains footprint in silicone-based implantable medical extrusions.

Published: 5/30/2017

Conference Uncovers Innovations Across a Range of Processes, Markets
New materials and additives for injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming highlighted the SPE Polyolefins Conference.