PT ZONE: Drying

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The Extrusion 2015 Conference: Open for Business

Registration is now open for a new conference that hits on all extrusion technologies. Go online and sign up: Nov. 2-3, Charlotte, N.C.

How to Keep Moisture Away From Your APET Sheet Line

Moisture in PET will result in degradation that will foul up sheet and thermoformed products. Keep it at bay by following these tips when drying APET virgin and flake material.

Auxiliaries AT NPE: New Controls Link Auxiliaries

Industry 4.0—the internet of things—is bringing a new level of connectivity to auxiliary equipment. Here’s a rundown of developments there, along with other news in auxiliaries from the show.

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Full Line Dedicated to Medical

Extrusion, drying, conveying, and heating/cooling equipment tailored for medical applications.

Slideshow 2015 Milan Plast

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OVERVIEW:
Drying

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Dryers are used to minimize or eliminate problems that moisture in the plastics cause during processing. If moisture-sensitive polymers like nylon, polycarbonate, PBT, PET and a host of others are not dried prior to processing, the physical properties of that resin/part will be drastically affected. There are various types of drying technologies available, including dual bed desiccant, desiccant wheel, vacuum, oven and infrared. Dryer selection may be dictated by the throughput requirement of the process, as well as price and other features desired.


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