PT ZONE: Sheet Extrusion

A True Pioneer Passes
Sheet extrusion legend Frank Nissel dies. More (+)
Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites
Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools. More (+)


Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming

Brown Machine, Lyle Industries team up. Also NDC and Beta LaserMike.

Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs

Smaller, cooler AC packages can be retrofitted to existing lines to slash energy use and maintenance costs.

Thermoformer’s Name Change Reflects Refocused Strategy

New identity highlights processor’s focus on technology, product quality, and food safety.

Packaging Processors Combine

Two processors serving the container market unite.

Check Out the New Purging Compounds Knowledge Center

Get expert advice on how to solve black specks, color streaks and other quality problems.

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Sheet Extrusion


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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» Blending & Dosing

Is dosing good enough? Do I need a Blender? Let Maguire walk you through the basics, process integration and more.


» Plastics Conveying

Watch video, download datasheets and more in the Plastics Conveying Knowledge Center.

» Plastics Drying

Novatec shares their knowledge of dryers and drying techniques.

Product Announcements

EXTRUSION: Feedblock Tuning Inserts Keep Lines Running
Extrusion Dies Industries LLC 4/24/2014
EXTRUSION: New Process for Coex Vinyl Floor Tile
KraussMaffei Berstorff 4/23/2014
EXTRUSION: Quick-Change 'Dimple' Former for Sheet
Alpha Marathon Technologies, Inc. 4/23/2014
EXTRUSION: Feedblock Tuning Insert Lets Processors Keep Running
Extrusion Dies Industries LLC 3/28/2014
EXTRUSION: Another Way to Extrude PET Without Drying
Battenfeld-Cincinnati 3/24/2014

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