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Published: 2/25/2017

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.

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: 12/27/2016

Which Barrier Screw for You?
It depends ... mostly on the melting requirements of the polymer.

Published: 11/23/2016

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.

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

Do You Have Screw Wear?
It’s generally caused by metal-to-metal contact, and your first indicator will be poor melt quality.

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.