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Processors’ Growth Returns
After a one-month dip, the market expands once more, though the rate has slowed.
Columns Published: 4/27/2015
EXTRUSION: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Run Your Extruders Dry
At least not for longer than a few minutes. The thin film that’s captured between the screw flights and barrel wall supports the screw and acts as a lubricant. Without it, galling can occur.
Columns Published: 4/27/2015
First Contraction Since December 2013
A temporary pause after 15 straight months of expansion?
Columns Published: 3/31/2015
Extrusion: What’s the Best Way to Vent?
There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and they must be evaluated before making a decision.
Columns Published: 3/31/2015
Are You a ‘World-Class’ Processor?
Participate in Plastics Technology’s industry-wide benchmarking survey and you might find out.
Columns Published: 3/31/2015
Surging Growth
Processors have been expanding at a fast and furious pace since October.
Columns Published: 2/22/2015
EXTRUSION: Are Grooved-Feed Extruders Right for You?
In specific circumstances, this design can increase output and reduce melt temperature. But grooved feed throats are not for every application.
Columns Published: 2/22/2015
The Garage Is Open…Again
Like ‘the good old days,’ you’ll get to check out startup companies with fresh ideas and new technologies at NPE2015
Columns Published: 1/27/2015
Solid Growth Continues
Compared with a year ago, the index increased 8.4% in December, which was also the fastest month-over-month growth since August.
Columns Published: 1/27/2015
EXTRUSION: Avoid General ‘Pump Ratios’ On Two-Stage Screws
Instead, rely on basic data and calculations to determine the proper depth of the first and second metering sections
Columns Published: 1/27/2015

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