September 2020 ISSUE

Plastics Technology September 2020
September 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Performance Polypropylene: New Grades Tackle 'Engineering' Applications & Sustainability

New versions of this ultra-versatile material compete with more expensive ‘engineering’ resins and enhanced sustainability in applications from automotive and E&E to packaging, consumer goods and building construction.
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Purging Compounds

Follow These Purging and Preventive Maintenance Tips for Your Screws and Barrels

Processors can extend the life of equipment and improve productivity by coupling a preventive-maintenance program for their screws and barrels with routine use of chemical purging compounds..
Medical

Processing Medical Plastics? Here's How to Minimize Risk

FDA now expects OEMs of healthcare products to also take responsibility for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers—making sure every supply-chain link is meeting Good Manufacturing Practices.
Post-Industrial

Running PCR? Optimize Performance & Processability with Stabilizers

Proper stabilization of PCR is vital to enable production of molded and extruded parts to meet brand-owner requirements.


Compounding

The Buck Stops … at This One-Stop Compounder

CRC Polymer Systems brings expertise in material selection, product formulation and processing, and a thorough understanding of part design and tooling under one roof with a series of customized materials and capabilities aimed at OEMs and molders.