Around three dozen, mostly European, processors are pushing commercial development of high-speed single-screw extrusion. They have installed more than 100 of the small hyper-drive machines whose screws turn at up to 1500 rpm, about eight to 10 times... ArticlePublished: 10/1/2008
In addition to the news reported in our September K Show preview (see Learn More), previously unrevealed developments in Dusseldorf include several ingenious devices designed to save energy, reduce wear, and safeguard compounded material properties. ArticlePublished: 1/1/2008
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.
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... ArticlePublished: 9/1/2006
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... ArticlePublished: 9/1/2004
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. ArticlePublished: 3/1/2004