PT ZONE: Extrusion

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. More (+)
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. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Extrusion

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.

Slower Growth Continues

Still, business among processors has grown in 10 of the last 11 months.

EXTRUSION: Why Bother to Chrome Plate Your Screws?

It doesn’t add that much to the overall cost and can improve performance and facilitate maintenance. So the better question is: Why not?

Check Out the New PTonline.com

Following the relaunch of our print publication and electronic newsletters, our website has a new, vibrant look now, too.

Plastics Pioneers Association Adds Four Members

Founded in 1944, PPA is a non-profit organization with a roster about 200 members, all of whom have at least 25 years of experience in plastics.

View More Content in This Zone  |  RSSRSS  |  AtomAtom

OVERVIEW:
Extrusion

extrusion.jpg

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


more (+)

» 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?

Loading the player ...
C.W. Brabender Instruments Inc
High-Technology Corp
Davis-Standard, LLC
Hammertek
Gala Industries, Inc
AEC
Tinius Olsen
All rights reserved. Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2014 Cincinnati, Ohio 45244