April 2021 ISSUE

Plastics Technology April 2021
April 2021 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Turn on the Juice: The Benefits of Mold Electrification for Molders

Electrifying the mold reduces the chances of bad parts, supports a clean molding environment and increases control of the process with real-time feedback. Here’s help to determine whether it’s right for you.  

FEATURES

Compounding

Connected Compounder

Fast-growing Alterra strives for “best-in-class” manufacturing operations driven by a custom-made Industry 4.0 platform.


Recycling

Designing Recycled Content: How Processors Fit In

Brand owners, material suppliers and processors weigt in on the challenges and opportunities of designing applications with recycled content.

 


Materials

The Experts Speak: Seven Cost-Saving Purging Tips for Compounding Twins

Purging gurus from the material, machinery and compounding sides of the industry offer their insights on best practices and tips that can keep your compounding twin-screw extruder up and running.


Tooling

Turn on the Juice: The Benefits of Mold Electrification for Molders

Electrifying the mold reduces the chances of bad parts, supports a clean molding environment and increases control of the process with real-time feedback. Here’s help to determine whether it’s right for you.