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He Who Hesitates…May Be Out of Luck
Gardner’s capital-spending survey results project a big uptick in equipment investment this year. But processors who dawdle might not be able to buy what they want.
Columns Published: 12/29/2014
Growth Accelerates
First month since March that growth has jumped significantly.
Columns Published: 12/29/2014
EXTRUSION: About Your ‘General-Purpose’ Dies
There is no such thing. While dies can be adjusted to provide some flexibility, the fact is they are optimized for one specific output of one particular polymer.
Columns Published: 12/29/2014
Get Ready for The Extrusion 2015 Conference
Plastics Technology will hold the first-ever conference next November devoted to all areas of extrusion processing.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Growth Continues, Slowly
Processing market grows for the 11th month out of 12.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Understanding Solids-Bed Breakup in Barrier Screws
Barrier screws all but eliminate problems associated with solids-bed breakup. But if they do occur, tremendous pressures can develop, causing screw wear.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Slower Growth Continues
Still, business among processors has grown in 10 of the last 11 months.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
EXTRUSION: Why Bother to Chrome Plate Your Screws?
It doesn’t add that much to the overall cost and can improve performance and facilitate maintenance. So the better question is: Why not?
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
Check Out the New PTonline.com
Following the relaunch of our print publication and electronic newsletters, our website has a new, vibrant look now, too.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
EXTRUSION: Double Flights Are Not a Cure-All
There are certain applications where double-flighted feed sections make sense, and others where they don’t.
Columns Published: 9/22/2014

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