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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.
Processors plan to invest in capital equipment as smaller processors are doing better.
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.
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.
Large & Medium-Sized Plants Expand
Smaller operations might be struggling, but the heart of the industry is growing.
Breaking the Downward Slide?
Processing market seems to have stabilized.
EXTRUSION: The Two Main Causes of Screw Wear
Wedging and misalignment are often confused with each other when inspecting a worn screw.
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.
Business index for plastics processors dips for fourth straight month.
EXTRUSION: Pellet Geometry Can Impact Output
A simple angle-of-repose experiment can help you determine how your pellets will feed.