PT ZONE: Extrusion

PT Article Video: Highlights from Day Two of Extrusion 2016
Executive Editor Matt Naitove discusses some of the highlights he’s seen at the conference so far. More (+)
Take These Steps To Maintain Efficiency Of Your IBC
The overall performance of a blown film line depends on a properly tuned and maintained IBC control system. Follow these preventive-maintenance tips to keep your system running smoothly. More (+)


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Service & Response Drive Growth of Custom Compounder

Lanier Color has experienced an eightfold increase in business since 2000. Its focus on technical support and customer service help explain why.

Modular Drying Hopper Is Expandable And Convertible to a Crystallizer

Unlike typical welded construction, bolt-on sections provide flexibility and easier transport and installation.

Still Time to Register for Extrusion 2016 Conference

Plastics Technology’s conference on “all-things extrusion” to be held in Charlotte in two weeks. 

Michael Andrews Joins W&H

Will head up processing technology and application development.

New Film Resins’ Performance Demonstrated by Several Equipment Makers at K 2016

Take a look at a video discussion between ExxonMobil Chemical and W&H on processing the new Exceed XP resins.

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OVERVIEW:
Extrusion

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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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Sooner or later you will need to purge your machine. Which material should you use to purge your screw and barrel?

Product Announcements

INJECTION & EXTRUSION: New High-Wear Screw Coating
Nordson Xaloy Incorporated 10/12/2016
EXTRUSION: Feedblock Fine-Tunes Layers, Balances Velocities
Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries LLC 9/27/2016
EXTRUSION: Narrow-Web Film Gauge
NDC Technologies 9/21/2016
EXTRUSION: Biax Line in Virtual Reality
Parkinson Technologies Inc. 9/21/2016
EXTRUSION: Tungsten Carbide Coating of Plasticizing Feedscrews
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