PT ZONE: PET Processing - Extrusion

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: PET Processing - Extrusion

Involved in Extrusion? We've Got You Covered With New Conference

It’s all here at The Extrusion 2015 Conference in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 2-3.

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.

How to Keep Moisture Away From Your APET Sheet Line

Moisture in PET will result in degradation that will foul up sheet and thermoformed products. Keep it at bay by following these tips when drying APET virgin and flake material.

EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING AT NPE: Flexibility, Speed, Quality Rule the Day

Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.

Keep Your Screen Changer In the Flow

The screen changer plays an essential role in generating quality extrudate. Here’s what you need to know to keep it functioning properly.

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OVERVIEW:
PET Processing - Extrusion

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Zone overview hereIn extrusion, most PET is processed into sheet for food packaging applications. The PET sheet is subsquently thermoformed--in some cases in line with the extrusion process--into products such as drinking cups, trays, clam shell containers and the like. Industrial applications for PET include point of purchase signs, display fixures and glazing. Gylcol-modified PET (PETG) is commonly used in sheet structures used to package medical devices because it can stand up to gamma irradiation.


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