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EXTRUSION/COMPOUNDING: Multi-Process Twin-Screw Lab Line In a Small Package

Can be transformed from a compounding system to one for extruding blown or cast film by exchanging the dies and docking module for the new processes

Follow These Tips to Clean Your Blown Film System

Proper purging procedures can avoid the need to shut down the line for cleaning. Here's one expert's advice.

Teel Plastics: Where Science, Technology, Quality and Innovation Converge

This family-owned custom profile and tubing business controls its own destiny by controlling, well, everything.

EXTRUSION: Processing Rigid PVC? Know Your Rheology

Before choosing and sizing extruders for running rigid vinyl, it is wise to bone up on the viscosity behavior of the material.

INJECTION MOLDING/BLOW MOLDING/EXTRUSION: Plastics Spotlight Shines on Taiwan This September

Eight Taiwanese machinery suppliers preview their exhibits at the upcoming national show.

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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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