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Get Ready for The Extrusion 2015 Conference
Plastics Technology will hold the first-ever conference next November devoted to all areas of extrusion processing.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Growth Continues, Slowly
Processing market grows for the 11th month out of 12.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Understanding Solids-Bed Breakup in Barrier Screws
Barrier screws all but eliminate problems associated with solids-bed breakup. But if they do occur, tremendous pressures can develop, causing screw wear.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Slower Growth Continues
Still, business among processors has grown in 10 of the last 11 months.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
EXTRUSION: Why Bother to Chrome Plate Your Screws?
It doesn’t add that much to the overall cost and can improve performance and facilitate maintenance. So the better question is: Why not?
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
Check Out the New PTonline.com
Following the relaunch of our print publication and electronic newsletters, our website has a new, vibrant look now, too.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
EXTRUSION: Double Flights Are Not a Cure-All
There are certain applications where double-flighted feed sections make sense, and others where they don’t.
Columns Published: 9/22/2014
EXTRUSION: Why Barrier Screws & Rigid PVC Don’t Always Mix
RPVC’s somewhat unusual melting mechanism makes it unsuited to traditional barrier type designs.
Columns Published: 8/25/2014
EXTRUSION: Processing Rigid PVC? Know Your Rheology
Before choosing and sizing extruders for running rigid vinyl, it is wise to bone up on the viscosity behavior of the material.
Columns Published: 7/28/2014
EXTRUSION: When Internal Screw Cooling Makes Sense
Internal screw cooling could help you solve solids-feeding and burning problems.
Columns Published: 6/19/2014

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