Jim Callari

Jim Callari Editorial Director

Extrusion

Film Processor Boosts Line Performance with Air-Ring Retrofit

By: Jim Callari

Air-ring upgrade results in output gains up to 23% for leading film processor in Indonesia. Gauge uniformity also improved.
#planttour #technologyinaction #processorsedge

Feeding & Blending

New Central Blending System Offers Greater Accuracy, Flexibility

By: Jim Callari

Developed by Israel’s LIAD and available from Ampacet, system features dedicated ingredient weighing hoppers conveyed to specific machines to eliminate the risk of batch contamination.
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NEWS

Israeli Pipe Processor Adds Potent Single-Screw Extruder

By: Jim Callari

Billed as ideal for large-diam. pipes, new extruder provides processor with higher output and better quality while consuming less power.  
#technologyinaction

End Markets

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

By: Jim Callari

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
#scientificmolding #sustainability #industry4-0

Compounding

The Buck Stops … at This One-Stop Compounder

By: Jim Callari

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.
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Film

‘Game Changing’ Flat Die Lives Up to Its Billing

By: Jim Callari

Revolutionary ‘touchless’ die and control system for cast film and coating/laminating offer speed, efficiency and operational efficiencies to processors that were previously ‘unheard of.’
#dies #closeupontechnology

Resin Conveying

Material Handling: Vacuum Conveying Pump Makes Things Simple

By: Jim Callari

Maguire’s new pump is compatible with the company’s LowPro receivers used for automated ‘mini-central’ conveying systems.

Processes

Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

By: Jim Callari

Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.
#bestpractices #industry4-0 #dies

NEWS

Melt Pumps Play Key Role in Nonwovens Production

By: Jim Callari

Processors producing melt-blown nonwovens for face masks are finding that pumps provide needed precision and efficiency in the extrusion process.

Log on and Learn

By: Jim Callari

New digital options spring up to fill the void caused by events canceled due to Coronavirus restrictions. And people in manufacturing are logging on.
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Packaging

Breaking Barriers: Sheet Processor Makes Move on High-End Packaging Market

By: Jim Callari

Impact Plastics sets up new brand with game-changing disruptive technology that combines a novel PP with customized equipment that looks to upend the business of extruded sheet for barrier food packaging.
#planttour #polyolefins

Multi-Screw

Add Value to Your Compounding Operation

By: Jim Callari

Inside: Insights on three emerging, higher-margin growth areas for compounders.
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