Exploring the: Extrusion Zone
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Plants with 50-99 employees expand for eighth straight month.
EXTRUSION: Is Head Pressure Sapping Your Extruder’s Strength?
A redesign of all of the flow paths between the end of the barrel and die may be in order.
June’s Index: 46.8
But plants with 100-249 employees expand for fourth straight month.
EXTRUSION: Orientation: The Good and the Bad
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, molecular orientation can have a positive or negative impact on your part. Here’s how to control it.
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Food Packaging Should Remain Strong
But industrial markets could slip.
May’s Index: 52.1
Large and mid-sized processors doing particularly well.
EXTRUSION: Better Mix In Means Better Mix Out
Segregation or de-mixing of polymers and additives can be a big problem in single-screw extrusion. Here’s why it happens, and how to fix it.
April’s Index: 48.2
Larger plants doing much better. Capital spending plans jump.