PT ZONE: Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

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EXTRUSION: Why Barrier Screws & Rigid PVC Don’t Always Mix

RPVC’s somewhat unusual melting mechanism makes it unsuited to traditional barrier type designs.

Traveling Up-Cut Saw For Pipe

Table speeds range up to 45 ft /min with up to 15 cuts/min.

EXTRUSION: Pipe, Profile Extruders Are Now More Compact

Compact drive system, redesigned substructure are space-saving features.

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Before choosing and sizing extruders for running rigid vinyl, it is wise to bone up on the viscosity behavior of the material.

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OVERVIEW:
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

Traveling Up-Cut Saw For Pipe
Novatec Inc. 8/22/2014
EXTRUSION: Pipe, Profile Extruders Are Now More Compact
Battenfeld-Cincinnati 7/30/2014
EXTRUSION: Flexible Corrugator For Small-Diameter Tubing
Adescor Inc. 5/30/2014
RECYCLING: Heavy-Duty Pipe Shredders
Herbold Meckesheim USA 1/27/2014
EXTRUSION: Downstream Line for Medical Tubing
American Kuhne Inc. 1/27/2014

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