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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.
Article Published: 12/28/2016
Which Barrier Screw for You?
It depends ... mostly on the melting requirements of the polymer.
Columns Published: 12/27/2016
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