#DIES

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Profile Die Design Software Simulates Cooling, Shrinkage

Enables use up of to 20 calibrators in the cooling system.

Sheet Extrusion

PART ONE How to Determine Viscosity Data Using a Slit-Die Viscometer

Using a slit-die viscometer connected to a lab extruder can generate accurate data on melt viscosity at various shear rates and temperatures, a useful QC tool in processing.

Injection Molding

New Mold Grease Smooths Operations for Troublesome Tool

Switching to a new synthetic grease helped an injection molder keep a difficult die running, eliminating unplanned downtime and cutting scrap.

Extrusion

Extrusion: Auto Die for Coating Applications

Equipped with a motorized internal and external deckling system for safe and easy operation.   

Extrusion

Extrusion: Enhanced Deckle Boosts Coating Productivity

Simplified mechanisms for Nordson  EPC die streamline the adjustment of coating width while reducing the size of edge bead. 

Sheet Extrusion

Extrusion: Flex-Lip Die Cuts Resin Use on Capstock Layers

Flexible hinge on multi-manifold EDI Ultraflex Die from Nordson reportedly delivers uniform weatherable layer for PVC siding, saving more than $55,000/yr in capstock cost alone.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Guill Launches 10-Day Extrusion Tooling Program

Eligible tips and dies for this program cannot be plated and must have a diameter less than 1.5 in. and a length less than 4.75 in.

Extrusion Know How

What You Need to Know to Get into Coextrusion

Key considerations range from determining the right extruder sizes to tooling, matching material viscosities, and lots more. Take a look.

Packaging

Extrusion: High-Output Stretch Film Line

New ‘hands-free’ die control is said to permit fast and easy product changes.

Thermoforming

Thermoforming: Flexible Steel-Rule Die Former

A single machine be used on a wide range of molds without the need for major mold modifications

Extrusion: Simulation Software Permits Die Optimization

Long-established supplier of mold and hot runner simulation software adds extrusion to its mix.

Hot Runners

Tooling: New Flat Die Nozzle and Cloud-Powered Mold Monitoring

Haidlmair Group will launch two new companies and two new products at K 2019, including a new iteration of its flat die unit (FDU) and a mold monitoring technology.

PET Processing - Extrusion

K 2019 Preview: Green's the Theme in Extrusion & Compounding

Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular.

Packaging

Die Upgrade Improves Tolerances, Speeds Start-Ups for Shrink-Sleeve Processor

Switch to new Nordson die improved tolerances by 30%.

PET Processing - Extrusion

Giving the ‘Royal’ Treatment in PET Packaging

In the U.S. for just seven years, Royal Interpack is emerging as a growing, innovative, customer-centric supplier of food packaging.

Hot Runners

Runipsys North America Opens New Sales and Service Center in Ontario

The France-based hot runner manufacturer has partnered with a tool and die maker in Windsor to establish a new sales and service center.

Extrusion

Part Two: Determining Viscosity Data Using a Slit Die Viscometer

Using a slit-die viscometer connected to a lab extruder can generate accurate data on melt viscosity at various shear rates and different temperatures—a useful QC tool in processing.

Additives

Color Innovator Swain Dies at 90

Founder of Chroma Color was a member of Plastics Hall of Fame and Plastics Pioneers Association.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Extrusion: Software Simulates Extrudate Cooling and Shrinkage

Eliminates need for processors to purchase two separate software packages for simulating the flow inside the die and for predicting the extrudate cooling.

Film Extrusion

Call for Papers: Extrusion 2019

Follow these instructions to submit a title and abstract for the world’s preeminent technical program on all things extrusion.

Additives

Additives: "Green" Rust Remover for Molds, Blown Film Dies

iD Additives’ water-based, EPA tested/verified Eco-Pro 36 provides a protective coating for long-term rust protection.

Automation

Machinery Exec McCabe, 43, Dies in ATV Accident

Sales exec worked for Wittmann Battenfeld in a variety of roles before he co-founded rep firm.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Extrusion: Compact Extruder Is Potent, Energy Efficient

Small-footprint machine reportedly uses up to 95% less energy/lb of material processed and can typically achieve dimensionally stable product within 20 min. of being turned on.

Film Extrusion

Techflow Expands to Larger Plant in Canada

Larger facility to meet demand for machinery for multi-layer blown film.