The Shuttle Mold system enables users to inject parts in two molds with a single injector, turning cooling time for one part into productive time for another.
Injection molder and moldmaker Lawrence Industries was founded on the promise of plastics as a replacement for metal in window hardware—a market it now dominates.
OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway.
The company is collaborating with several companies on several solutions, including depolymerization.
Statistical process control (SPC) can help plastics processors determine the factors responsible for product quality variation and provide a roadmap for improving the production process.
Proper stabilization of PCR is vital to enable production of molded and extruded parts to meet brand-owner requirements.
Every processor should get hold of the viscosity curves for the polymers they use or contemplate using in their operations, and learn how to read them.
TPUs form physical, rather than chemical, crosslinks that can be broken by reheating. Formation of these crosslinks can be sped up by annealing, which improves a variety of properties.
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..