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Save the Date for Second Annual Extrusion Conference
Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference will be held Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.
Columns Published: 3/22/2016
February’s Index—49.6
Processing market at highest level since last April.
Columns Published: 3/22/2016
EXTRUSION: Understanding The Barrier Gap
All barrier screws are not created equal, and the barrier length and gap can be one of the reasons.
Columns Published: 2/22/2016
December’s Index: 43.6
Mid-size plants expand for fourth month out of five. And compared with one year ago, capital spending plans are up 32%.
Columns Published: 1/20/2016
EXTRUSION: Venerable Maddock Mixer Still an Extrusion Workhorse
Variations to this decades-old mixing section are widely used, but processors should carefully analyze these designs and not assume they will perform better.
Columns Published: 1/20/2016
Are You Ready to Take on the World?
Plastics Technology’s exclusive benchmarking study reveals the tactics of processors who just might be in that class.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015
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

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