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The Extrusion 2015 Conference: Open for Business
Registration is now open for a new conference that hits on all extrusion technologies. Go online and sign up: Nov. 2-3, Charlotte, N.C.
Columns Published: 7/21/2015
EXTRUSION: How to Adjust for Shrinkage and Orientation
Polymers shrink and orient. Sometimes orientation is unbalanced, resulting in misshaped parts. But there are steps beyond tweaking the die that can mitigate these effects.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015
Are You a ‘World-Class’ Processor?
Participate in Plastics Technology’s industry-wide benchmarking survey and you might find out.
Columns Published: 3/31/2015
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
EXTRUSION: Effect of the Screw Flight On Melt Temperature, Energy Use
So-called rules of thumb regarding the design of flight clearance and width do not consider the temperature effect, both from the point of view of melt temperature and energy efficiency.
Columns Published: 4/23/2014
A Better Way to Balance Die Flow
Use temperature adjustments before making any mechanical tweaks.
Columns Published: 3/21/2014
Telltale Temperatures
Here's how to get a 'feel' for a screw design without actually seeing it. And how to use this information.
Columns Published: 12/29/2013
What About Melt Strength?
All extrusion processes depend to some degree on the melt strength of the polymer, and this property is generally a no-show on data sheets.
Columns Published: 5/28/2013
Get Smarter on Extruder Sizes
Processors tend to recommend a much larger extruder than what’s really necessary for the job and the capabilities of the downstream equipment.
Columns Published: 6/26/2012
Practical Processor
Your processing questions answered.
Columns Published: 6/27/2011

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