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Extruders Made in China: They're Coming Here Now
Low-priced Chinese-built extruders have arrived in North America to make pipe, sheet, film, and profiles. Some customers find them a good buy; others don’t. Here’s what you need to know.
Article Published: 11/1/2007
What's New at the Show in COMPOUNDING
Compounding machinery news at the K Show next month focuses on more torque, more output, and sometimes both, for kneaders, mixers, and twin-screw extruders.
Article Published: 9/1/2007
Stop Die-Hole Freeze Off
Custom compounders use underwater pelletizers for a growing range of engineering polymers, including resins like PET, nylon, and polycarbonate that exhibit such “difficult” characteristics as low viscosity and/or rapid cooling or high me...
Article Published: 9/1/2006
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Compounding
Much of the compounding news at the NPE Show in Chicago in June ad-dressed the growing trend among extrusion processors to become compounders.
Article Published: 8/1/2006
What to See at NPE 2006: Compounding and Mixing
Throughput capacities are going up for compounding equipment of all types.
Article Published: 6/1/2006
Buss Leaves Coperion
Compounding extruder supplier Buss AG in Pratteln, Switzerland, has been purchased from the German Coperion Group by Swiss investor Fabrel Lotos and Buss management.
Article Published: 5/3/2006
Small Is Beautiful
Chris Kasmer, operations manager and co-founder of LTL Color Compounders Inc. in Morrisville, Pa., likes to point to a single green plastic button on the keyboard of his computer when he describes what LTL does: “We color that.” LTL stan...
Article Published: 9/1/2004
'Chaotic Advection' Creates New Polymer Blend Morphologies
A continuous blending device called the SmartBlender is creating polymer blends with novel properties by folding the two melts together, rather than distributing one evenly throughout the other.
Article Published: 3/1/2004
Compounding (K 2001 Preview)
Compounding equipment at K presents not so much new technology as new modifications or combinations of equipment to improve output and conserve space.
Article Published: 9/1/2001
Compounding & Mixing
For the second straight NPE show, the focus in compounding is on twin-screw machines that deliver more speed and torque—thus more output—than ever before. No fewer than six suppliers of twin-screw compounders are showing such machines. T...
Article Published: 6/1/2000

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