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Published: 1/26/2017

Don’t Build In Melt-Temperature Variations
It’s not unusual for polymer to exit the extruder with a uniform melt temperature, only to be fouled up by downstream flow pipes and the like. Here’s how to avoid this.

Published: 11/1/2016

Extrusion 2016 Conference: Wait No More
K 2016 is behind you, so it’s time to focus on the next big event for extrusion processing.

Published: 10/18/2016

Extruding Very High-Flow Polymers
Screw designs not suited to process lower-viscosity materials will result in poor melt quality and lower outputs.

Published: 9/27/2016

Get in the Mood to Extrude
Check out the program for Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference, Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

Published: 8/26/2016

Do You Do Color Right?
This supplement is here to help.

Published: 8/24/2016

Are You Ready for K 2016?
We’ve got you covered with five feature stories and an entire new-products section devoted to the October show in Dusseldorf.

Published: 8/24/2016

July’s Index—45.9
Plants with 50-99 employees expand for eighth straight month.

Published: 8/24/2016

EXTRUSION: Is Head Pressure Sapping Your Extruder’s Strength?
A redesign of all of the flow paths between the end of the barrel and die may be in order.

Published: 7/29/2016

June’s Index: 46.8
But plants with 100-249 employees expand for fourth straight month.

Published: 7/29/2016

EXTRUSION: Orientation: The Good and the Bad
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, molecular orientation can have a positive or negative impact on your part. Here’s how to control it.