PT ZONE: Extrusion

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Davis-Standard Expanding in Connecticut

Extrusion systems supplier adding 15,000 ft2 for manufacturing in Pawcatuck.

New Owners for Battenfeld-Cincinnati

European investment group Nimbus buys extrusion machine builder.

Food Packaging Should Remain Strong

But industrial markets could slip.

May’s Index: 52.1

Large and mid-sized processors doing particularly well.

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Extrusion is a continuous process through which parts of a fixed cross-sectional profile are made. Material is fed through a hopper into an extruder, essentially a rotating screw surrounded by a heated barrel, where it is mixed, melted and pumped through a die. The die gives the part its shape. From this zone you link to information on some of the more common extrusion methods, such as film, sheet, and pipe/profile/tubing

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Product Announcements

RECYCLING: Erema, SIPA Partner on PET Preform System
Erema North America Inc. 6/7/2016
EXTRUSION: Quick-Adjusting Crosshead Die For Elastomers
Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. 6/6/2016
EXTRUSION: New Winder Handles Large-Diameter Rolls
Reifenhauser Blown Film 6/6/2016
EXTRUSION: New Temperature Controller, HMI Boost Film Productivity
Hosokawa Alpine American 5/4/2016
EXTRUSION: Pre-Configured Temperature Controller
Siemens Process Industries and Drives 3/4/2016

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