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Granulate or Shred: Which Makes Sense for You?
That is the size-reduction question confronting many processors today. Look here for some guidance.
Article Published: 4/23/2014
Compounding PLA on Twin-Screws: What Testing Reveals
Twin-screw extrusion is the preferred method for compounding PLA and other biopolymers. But processing PLA is complicated because it’s sensitive to heat and shear. It’s also prone to hydrolytic degradation if moisture is present in molten PLA. Here’...
Article Published: 3/21/2014
Back to Its Roots in Film Extrusion
After drydocking its film extrusion business in '99, converter goes back to its roots with upstart sister company.
Article Published: 3/21/2014
The Power of Numbers: Time to Step Up to Five Layers
Five-layer technology can provide processors with more productivity and greater flexibility to produce a wider range of products from a single line.
Article Published: 3/21/2014
Use Your Gauge to Solve Processing Issues Upstream
Gauging systems have an often-overlooked but equally important role beyond measuring web thickness: They can be used as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot the process. Here's how.
Article Published: 2/25/2014
Five-Layer Line Gives Processor More Flexibility, New Opportunities
Processor bumps it up from three-layers to boost quality, flexibility and enter new markets.
Article Published: 2/25/2014
From Printer to High-End Extruder: Colormasters Sets Sights on Collation Film
When long-established printing and converting company Colormasters was putting together a strategic plan for growth, it added blown film processing to the mix.
Article Published: 1/23/2014
Exxon to Film Processors: Go With Five Layers
For a company that did not exhibit at K 2013, ExxonMobil Chemical certainly was busy at October’s Dusseldorf trade show. Material from the Houston-based resin giant was running on a handful of film lines producing everything from five-layer collatio...
Article Published: 12/30/2013
Extrusion/Compounding at K 2013: Having It All
Extrusion processors no longer need to chose among speed, quality, and flexibility, based on exhibits at K 2013.
Article Published: 12/18/2013
Clear, Heat-Resistant PLA Films in Development
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dutch producer of lactic acid and lactides Corbion Purac is joining forces with U.K.’s Innovia Films to develop PLA film that is both transparent and resistant to high temperatures.
Article Published: 12/5/2013

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