Jim Callari

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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.


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.  

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


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.


‘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.


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


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.


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


Add Value to Your Compounding Operation

By: Jim Callari

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