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Plastics Technology February 2021
February 2021 | Digital Edition
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How Covid-19 Did (and Didn’t) Change Automation in Plastics

The global pandemic exacerbated longstanding trends and new market forces to push broad-based adoption of automation and robotics from the incremental to the inexorable.
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Recycling

Follow These Tips to Give Your Granulator Blades the Edge

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions—and troubleshooting advice—to help you maintain your granulator blades. 


Automation

How Covid-19 Did (and Didn’t) Change Automation in Plastics

The global pandemic exacerbated longstanding trends and new market forces to push broad-based adoption of automation and robotics from the incremental to the inexorable.


Extrusion

Profile Processor Combines People & Technology to Fuel Growth

Custom Profile started almost 30 years ago with one employee and one extruder, and has evolved into an international processing business with three plants serving a variety of markets. And plans are in the works to expand further.


Injection Molding

Running Cold to Hot: Tipping Point to Convert to a Hot Runner System

As the original melt-delivery system, cold runners still have their place in injection molding, but when demand for a plastic part—and required production—rise, the move to a hot runner can unlock myriad benefits.