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Take These Steps To Maintain Efficiency Of Your IBC
The overall performance of a blown film line depends on a properly tuned and maintained IBC control system. Follow these preventive-maintenance tips to keep your system running smoothly.
Article Published: 11/23/2016
What Output Can I Expect?
Processors ask screw designers this question a lot. But neither output nor melt temperature can be predicted without details on the polymer and head pressure.
Columns Published: 11/23/2016
Extruding Very High-Flow Polymers
Screw designs not suited to process lower-viscosity materials will result in poor melt quality and lower outputs.
Columns Published: 10/18/2016
Do You Have Screw Wear?
It’s generally caused by metal-to-metal contact, and your first indicator will be poor melt quality.
Columns Published: 9/27/2016
EXTRUSION: Is Head Pressure Sapping Your Extruder’s Strength?
A redesign of all of the flow paths between the end of the barrel and die may be in order.
Columns Published: 8/24/2016
EXTRUSION: Orientation: The Good and the Bad
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, molecular orientation can have a positive or negative impact on your part. Here’s how to control it.
Columns Published: 7/29/2016
EXTRUSION: Better Mix In Means Better Mix Out
Segregation or de-mixing of polymers and additives can be a big problem in single-screw extrusion. Here’s why it happens, and how to fix it.
Columns Published: 6/22/2016