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November 2015—44.3
Processors plan to invest in capital equipment as smaller processors are doing better.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015
EXTRUSION: Managing Regrind
Reusing scrap is a necessary evil. But be aware of the negative impact scrap has on properties and extrusion efficiencies. Start by developing a regrind-usage program.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015
EXTRUSION: Melting 101
Learn the basics on how polymer melts in a single screw. Barrel temperature plays less of a role than you might think.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015
Large & Medium-Sized Plants Expand
Smaller operations might be struggling, but the heart of the industry is growing.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015
Breaking the Downward Slide?
Processing market seems to have stabilized.
Columns Published: 10/26/2015
EXTRUSION: The Two Main Causes of Screw Wear
Wedging and misalignment are often confused with each other when inspecting a worn screw.
Columns Published: 10/26/2015
Don’t Waste Any More Time: Register Now for the Extrusion 2015 Conference
Don’t miss out on the technical event of the year in extrusion.
Columns Published: 9/25/2015
Contraction Continues
Business index for plastics processors dips for fourth straight month.
Columns Published: 9/25/2015
EXTRUSION: Pellet Geometry Can Impact Output
A simple angle-of-repose experiment can help you determine how your pellets will feed.
Columns Published: 9/25/2015
Contraction Accelerates for Third Month
Index has been trending down since last March.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015

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