PT ZONE: Extrusion

Conair Lab Devoted to Pipe, Profile, Tubing Extrusion
New lab can develop and test complete extrusion systems for precision medical tubing to siding. More (+)
Coextruding Blown Film Today Requires Deeper Understanding of Resin Rheology & Die Design
More film processors are investing in lines with nine or more layers. With more resin possibilities and combinations coming into play, it’s important to learn more about material rheology and compatibility, as well as die design. More (+)


The Garage Is Open…Again

Like ‘the good old days,’ you’ll get to check out startup companies with fresh ideas and new technologies at NPE2015

Solid Growth Continues

Compared with a year ago, the index increased 8.4% in December, which was also the fastest month-over-month growth since August.

EXTRUSION: Avoid General ‘Pump Ratios’ On Two-Stage Screws

Instead, rely on basic data and calculations to determine the proper depth of the first and second metering sections

PULTRUSION: Preheater Speeds Up Production Rates

Preheater speeds up pultrusion of thick shapes by three to five times.

Novel Package Nabs Another Award

Third time Clear-Lam's PrimaPak has been acknowledged.

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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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» Blending & Dosing

Is dosing good enough? Do I need a Blender? Let Maguire walk you through the basics, process integration and more.


» Plastics Conveying

Watch video, download datasheets and more in the Plastics Conveying Knowledge Center.

» Plastics Feeding

Learn about continuous feeder types and their operation.

» Purging Compound

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

Product Announcements

PULTRUSION: Preheater Speeds Up Production Rates
EXTRUSION: ‘Universal’ Winder for Geomembrane, Ag Films
Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. 1/13/2015
EXTRUSION: Specialty Film Solutions Highlighted at NPE
Bruckner Inc. 1/13/2015
EXTRUSION: First Four-Axis, 12-mm Diameter And Ovality Gauge for Tubing
Beta LaserMike 1/13/2015
EXTRUSION: Simple, Economical Temperature Controller
Siemens Industry Inc., Solutions, Automation and Drive Technologies 1/13/2015

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