PT ZONE: Sheet Extrusion

PT Article Are You A Film or Sheet Processor? There’s Plenty to Learn at the Extrusion 2015 Conference
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A misaligned barrel causes a lot of trouble. Laser alignment is being used now to keep things on the straight and narrow. More (+)


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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.

PE Film Market Analysis: Geomembrane Liners

Market to average 3.4% growth over the next two years.

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.

On-Site: At This Sheet Manufacturer, It's Safety First...At Any Cost

Sekisui SPI is an innovative manufacturer of highly engineered, customized thermoplastic sheet. And every pound of it is produced in a ‘safety first’ environment.

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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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