PT ZONE: Extrusion

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The Extrusion 2015 Conference: Open for Business

Registration is now open for a new conference that hits on all extrusion technologies. Go online and sign up: Nov. 2-3, Charlotte, N.C.

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MATERIALS: New Cable Compounds With Higher Flame Retardance, Lower Shrinkage

Teknor's new additions to its line of halogen-free flame retardant cable compounds have better FR performance and low post-extrusion shrinkage.

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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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