PT ZONE: Extrusion

EXTRUSION: Line Control Has Industry 4.0 Features
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RECYCLING: Suppliers Team on Integrated Recycling, Compounding
Erema will supply its Intarema recycling technology for KraussMaffei’s “re-compounding” technology. More (+)


Savvy Vietnamese Firm Launches All-PE Laminated Pouches

Thanh Phu’s ‘Veloflex’ converting technology results in packaging with optics similar to conventional laminated structures but is readily recyclable.

K 2016 Extrusion: Speed, Versatility Rule the Day at K

Shorter product runs mean frequent product changeovers for processors, and suppliers responded to these trends across all extrusion technologies.

How to Collect & Interpret Process Data in Extrusion: Part 1

The first installment of this three-part series focuses on proper use of a data- acquisition system.

Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers Take Partners to Boost Extrusion Offerings

Maguire and Moretto acquire extrusion equipment and controls.

Ineos Acquires HDPE Pipe Maker

WL Plastics is one of the largest HDPE pipe producers in North America.

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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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Product Announcements

EXTRUSION: Line Control Has Industry 4.0 Features
Battenfeld-Cincinnati USA 1/9/2017
RECYCLING: Suppliers Team on Integrated Recycling, Compounding
Erema North America Inc. 1/4/2017
CONTROLS: Extrusion Line Control Has Industry 4.0 Features
Battenfeld-Cincinnati USA 12/15/2016
INJECTION & EXTRUSION: New High-Wear Screw Coating
Nordson Xaloy Incorporated 10/12/2016
EXTRUSION: Feedblock Fine-Tunes Layers, Balances Velocities
Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries LLC 9/27/2016

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