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Extruding with Fillers
You can use the reference point from processing unfilled polymer to determine whether you can run filled resin on your current system.
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.
Which Barrier Screw for You?
It depends ... mostly on the melting requirements of the polymer.
What Output Can I Expect?
Processors ask screw designers this question a lot. But neither output nor melt temperature can be predicted without details on the polymer and head pressure.
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.
Do You Have Screw Wear?
It’s generally caused by metal-to-metal contact, and your first indicator will be poor melt quality.
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.