PT ZONE: Extrusion

EXTRUSION : HDPE Dimpled Sheet Line is 13-Ft. Wide
Flexible line runs at up to 3800 and can run 100% post-consumer bottle scrap. More (+)
PT Article Omega Plastics Acquires Vinylex
Custom profile processor Omega continues its expansion plans with purchase of 62-year-old profile maker. More (+)


Bloomer Expands to Barrier Blown Film

Custom processor of cast embossed film buy barrier blown film leader Optimum.

Swiss Thermoforming Machine Maker Sets Up U.S. Operations to Tap North American Market

A Swiss maker of complete thermoforming lines is taking another crack at the North American market, setting up sales, service and R&D in Wisconsin, with plans to exhibit at Pack Expo and NPE2015.

Shop Online For Static Mixers

Store helps processors quickly and easily select and purchase the proper static mixer for their specific application.

BLOWN FILM: Foam Specific Layers In Coex Blown Film

Macro applies technology originally developed for cast to blown film.

Sheet Extruders Unite

Kydex, Allen combine to form Sekisui SPI

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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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