Exploring the: Sheet Extrusion Zone



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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
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
Extrusion: A Roll Is a Roll Is a Roll?
Chill rolls may looks simple and shiny, but they play a critical part in cooling and polishing film and sheet and are not all the same.
Columns Published: 1/28/2011
Troubleshooting: Sheet Dies Action Plan for Keeping Your Sheet Dies in Line
Sheet processors know that the key to productivity is maximum extruder uptime.
Columns Published: 1/4/2011
Extrusion: Take Care of Your Rolls So They Can Play Their Role
In the sheet extrusion business, one of your most important manufacturing assets is your cooling rolls.
Columns Published: 8/1/2010

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