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Twin-Screws & Kneaders Pack More Muscle
This K show demonstrated the continuing evolution toward higher torque, screw speed, and throughput rates in twin-screw compounders. There were also new developments for reducing wear when processing filled compounds and new processes available for ...
Article Published: 1/1/2002
Foaming Expands Possibilities for Wood-Fiber Composites
Over a dozen processors already foam wood-fiber composites and an equal number are experimenting with it. Foaming with wood cuts resin cost and weight in half and brings design advantages. But it also requires particular know-how in materials formul...
Article Published: 7/1/2001
Die Drawing Makes ‘Plastic Steel’From Wood-Filled PP
A developer of new plastics technologies is applying low-temperature die drawing to take advantage of a new raw material: expanded, oriented, wood-filled polypropylene (EOW-PP).
Article Published: 3/1/2001
Get a Stake in PVC Fencing
PVC fence markets are posting rapid gains, prompting profile extruders to install new machines by the dozens and convert existing plants from pipe and siding production. New players are jumping in, too including makers of wood-filled composites.
Article Published: 7/1/2000
Wood-Fiber Adds Stiffness and Value To Tight-Tolerance Tubes
Hollow tubing with a high loading of wood fiber is one of the newest products—and one of the trickiest—in the booming business of wood-filled thermoplastic extrusion.
Article Published: 1/1/2000
Natural Fibers: The New Fashion In Automotive Plastics
Lightweight, strong, and low-cost, natural fibers are poised to replace glass and mineral fillers in numerous interior parts.
Article Published: 10/1/1999
Wood is Good for Compounding, Sheet & Profile
Extruding composites of wood and plastic has long been a "black art" practiced by a few specialists. But in the past year, this "hidden" market has burst into the sunlight as new producers and new applications sprout up all over.
Article Published: 3/1/1999

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