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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.
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.
Extruding Very High-Flow Polymers
Screw designs not suited to process lower-viscosity materials will result in poor melt quality and lower outputs.
Get in the Mood to Extrude
Check out the program for Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference, Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.
Do You Do Color Right?
This supplement is here to help.
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.
Plants with 50-99 employees expand for eighth straight month.
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.
June’s Index: 46.8
But plants with 100-249 employees expand for fourth straight month.
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.