Exploring the: Film Extrusion Zone



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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
Dead Screw Talking
There's a lot you can learn by conducting a post-mortum examination of your screw.
Columns Published: 6/27/2011
Practical Processor
Your processing questions answered.
Columns Published: 5/31/2011
Practical Processor
Your processing questions answered.
Columns Published: 2/23/2011
The Practical Processor, February 2011
Your processing questions answered.
Columns Published: 1/28/2011
Processor Strategies - Cadillac Products Packaging Move to Nine Layers Means Better Bags, High-Value Niches
The story of Cadillac Products Packaging is a 65-year-old tale that combines a steadfast commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction with a broad range of product offerings.
Columns Published: 1/5/2011
Tooling: More Is Better…Layers, That Is
I can’t count the number of times I have been asked why I recommend a blown film line with 5+ layers to make 2- or 3-layer products.
Columns Published: 1/4/2011

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