PT ZONE: Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Granulate or Shred: Which Makes Sense for You?
That is the size-reduction question confronting many processors today. Look here for some guidance. More (+)
EXTRUSION: Effect of the Screw Flight On Melt Temperature, Energy Use
So-called rules of thumb regarding the design of flight clearance and width do not consider the temperature effect, both from the point of view of melt temperature and energy efficiency. More (+)


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RECYCLING: Heavy-Duty Pipe Shredders

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Extrusion/Compounding at K 2013: Having It All

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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

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Pipe is formed when plastics is extruded through a round shaping die, cooled in a water bath, and either cut and coiled. The most commonly used pipe materials are PVC and high-density polyethylene. Rigid PVC pipe is commonly used in building and construction for drain, waste and vent applications, and is processed on specialty twin-screw extruders; HDPE pipe is used for a wide range of industrial, electrical and drainage applications. Flexible pipe is often considered tubing. Tubing can be used in industrial (hoses), food (straws), medical (catheter) and a variety of other applications. Profile extrusions are typically used for windows, doors, siding and are typically made of PVC.


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Product Announcements

RECYCLING: Heavy-Duty Pipe Shredders
Herbold Meckesheim USA 1/27/2014
EXTRUSION: Downstream Line for Medical Tubing
American Kuhne Inc. 1/27/2014
EXTRUSION: Hose Die Eliminates Weld Lines
Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. 10/24/2013
EXTRUSION: Micro Extruder for Fluoropolymer Tubing
American Kuhne Inc. 10/24/2013
EXTRUSION: Rotary Knife Cutter Loaded with Standard Features
Novatec Inc. 9/24/2013

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