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Conveying, Drying, Crystallizing PLA : The Energy-Saving Packaging Solution
When the new industry term “bioresins” hit the plastics community in the early 2000s, polylactic acid (PLA ) made its way to the top of the list in a class of new plant-based materials.
Article Published: 4/29/2013
Understanding Gravimetric Blender Accuracy & Payback
Accuracy is one of the least understood aspects of blending. The differences between batch and continuous blenders, how blend accuracy is calculated and controlled, which blender type is more accurate, how much accuracy is really required, and how p...
Article Published: 10/26/2012
Novel Blending System Fights Material Separation
Processors have been fighting a battle against material separation in blends for years.
Article Published: 6/26/2012
Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating
Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations
There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.
Article Published: 2/25/2012
Control Machinery from Your Smartphone or Tablet
If you believe that new online gizmos and gadgets aren’t suited for manufacturing, think again.
Article Published: 11/22/2011
Get to Know Your Gravimetric Blender
The introduction of gravimetric blending technology has impacted virtually every corner of plastics processing. Here's what you need to know to keep them operating at their best.
Article Published: 10/25/2011
News in Auxiliaries & Tooling at Fakuma Show
Late last month, Friedrichshafen, Germany, hosted Fakuma 2011, the largest European plastics show of the year, growing to be second in size and importance to the K show in Dusseldorf.
Article Published: 10/25/2011
Compounder’s Low Headroom Doesn’t Stunt Its Growth
With careful planning and the use of bulk-bag discharging and conveying equipment, The Plastics Group of America was able to accommodate its latest expansion on one level of its 60,000-ft² building.
Article Published: 7/27/2011
Look Upstream to Avoid ‘GIGO’ Pitfalls in Extrusion
You may think you have a feeding issue when in reality your problem may be upstream.
Article Published: 5/31/2011

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