PT ZONE: Sheet Extrusion

PT Article Are Fillers and Pigments Impacting Your Processing Parameters?
As parts are loaded with higher and higher levels of fillers, pigments, and more, processors don’t always consider the impact these additives have on production. More (+)
EXTRUSION: High-Output Foam PS Sheet Line
Line can produce up to 1500 lb/hr. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Sheet Extrusion

Get Ready for The Extrusion 2015 Conference

Plastics Technology will hold the first-ever conference next November devoted to all areas of extrusion processing.

How Characterizing and Modeling Chemical Foaming Agents Can Help Your Process

Knowing ahead of time what will happen when your CFA produces gas can help you design or improve your process to boost quality and cost effectiveness.

On Site: 140 Years…And Growing Stronger

Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, this sheet extruder isn’t all about output. Its focus is on creating solutions in highly customized markets that aren’t immediately associated with sheet.

Get Ready for the Extrusion '15 Conference

Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte.

Slide Show: 2014 SPE Thermoforming Awards

SPE’s Thermoforming Division accepted 25 submissions, including a number from first-time participants and one from as far afield as India, according to Steve Zamprelli, 2014 Parts Competition Chair. Awards were presented in 11 categories plus the student parts competition, and one of the category winners also received the Peoples’ Choice award based on a poll of attendees.

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OVERVIEW:
Sheet Extrusion

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Sheet is distinguished from film by its thickness: anything over 0.25-mm is considered sheet. The process closely resembles cast film extrusion. Thinner sheet is typical thermoformed into trays, clam shells, cups or bowls, whereas thick sheet may be used for signage, refrigerator liners and truck bed liners. Common sheet extrusion materials include PET, high-density polyethylene, polystyrene and ABS. Sheet can be produced in either single or multi-layer formats.


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Product Announcements

EXTRUSION: High-Output Foam PS Sheet Line
Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. 11/25/2014
EXTRUSION : HDPE Dimpled Sheet Line is 13-Ft. Wide
10/20/2014
MATERIALS: Conductive Extrusion Compounds for ESD
RTP Company 9/23/2014
RECYCLING: High-Output Melt Filters for Recycling and Film/Sheet
Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH 9/23/2014
RECYCLING: High-Output Melt Filters For Recycling and Film/Sheet
Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH 9/9/2014

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