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Macro Engineering, Raven Industries Partner on New 7-layer Cast Extrusion Line

The line includes the addition of two individual extrusion dies to process low and high viscosity resin types.

Macro Expands Die Refurbishing Capabilities

Process reportedly yields dies 'good as new.'

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer: Alternative Resin For Medical Packaging

With Barex production winding down, processors serving the medical market are eyeing replacements. Some have already commercialized new packages with COC.

Save the Date for Second Annual Extrusion Conference

Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference will be held Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

Online Global Marketplace For Polymer Transactions

Service allows polymer buyers and sellers around the world to post products, negotiate, and arrange for shipment.

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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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