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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
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
K-Tron Adopts Coperion Name
Effective this month, K-Tron, Pitman, N.J., a global supplier of feeding, dosing, and pneumatic conveying equipment and systems, will operate under the brand name Coperion K-Tron.
Article Published: 9/24/2013
K 2013 Preview: Extrusion, Compounding, Recycling
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.
Article Published: 8/26/2013
Improving Twin-Screw Compounding Of Reinforced Polyolefins
Compounders face a number of processing challenges when incorporating a high loading of low-bulk-density mineral filler into polyolefins. Here are some possible solutions.
Article Published: 3/25/2013
Coperion Bought by Owner of K-Tron
It has been a big month for plastics machinery acquisitions.
Article Published: 11/3/2012
KraussMaffei Group Sold to Investors
In late September, Onex Corp., a Toronto-based private-equity firm, agreed to acquire the  KraussMaffei Group of Germany for around $735 million from Madison Capital, which had owned KraussMaffei since 2006.
Article Published: 11/3/2012
First Twin-Screw Lab Line Dedicated to Devol
What’s believed to be the one and only twin-screw laboratory line to perform direct devolatilization is open for trial runs.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Solve Seven Common Pelletizing Problems
Here's a quick how-to on keeping your pelletizing line churning out quality product.
Article Published: 8/27/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: Advances Push Efficiency Envelope
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.
Article Published: 5/30/2012

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