PT ZONE: Extrusion

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Slide Show: 2014 SPE Thermoforming Awards

SPE’s Thermoforming Division accepted 25 submissions, including a number from first-time participants and one from as far afield as India, according to Steve Zamprelli, 2014 Parts Competition Chair. Awards were presented in 11 categories plus the student parts competition, and one of the category winners also received the Peoples’ Choice award based on a poll of attendees.

New Name, Brand Structure for Hilex Poly

Film and bagmaker and three sister companies will now be brands under Novolex umbrella.

New Extrusion Equipment Supplier Combines U.S. Management with Chinese Production

Starting up in 2011, Uway Extrusion has begun its commercial push this year, with plans to exhibit at NPE2015 next March.

NPE2015: The Right Show at the Right Time

In recent years, plastics trade shows in North America have sometimes been written off as out of fashion and in decline. But in around 140 days, a giant plastics trade show in Orlando seems likely to quash emphatically any notions of irrelevance for such industry events.

Optimizing Thin-Gauge Sheet for In-Line Thermoforming

Processing thin-gauge sheet for in-line thermoforming poses unique challenges. Here’s how to cope with them.

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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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