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Contraction Accelerates for Third Month
Index has been trending down since last March.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
What Comes Around Is Going Around…Very Quickly
The game is changing. Reshoring is occurring at a rate faster than most expected.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
EXTRUSION: Barrier Screws and Mixers
For some reason, there are a lot of barrier screws in operation with high-shear mixers, when a distributive mixer is usually a better choice.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
The Extrusion 2015 Conference: Open for Business
Registration is now open for a new conference that hits on all extrusion technologies. Go online and sign up: Nov. 2-3, Charlotte, N.C.
Columns Published: 7/21/2015
Contraction Accelerates Slightly
Third dip in four months.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015
EXTRUSION: How to Adjust for Shrinkage and Orientation
Polymers shrink and orient. Sometimes orientation is unbalanced, resulting in misshaped parts. But there are steps beyond tweaking the die that can mitigate these effects.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015
Second Contraction in Three Months
Slowdown among small-to-mid-size processors drags index down.
Columns Published: 7/1/2015
EXTRUSION: Another Technique for Controlling Melt Temperature
Flight widths are almost always designed at 10% of the screw diameter. But they can be optimized to reduce melt temperature and perhaps boost output.
Columns Published: 7/1/2015
Processing Market Flattens
Processing has grown significantly since the beginning of 2014, but April dipped 11% on a year-to-year basis.
Columns Published: 5/25/2015
Transplants: More Evidence of Processing’s Resurgence in U.S.
While reshoring continues, another trend is emerging: Global processors setting up shop in America.
Columns Published: 5/25/2015

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