Film Extrusion

Italian Machine Builder GAP Installs 27-Layer Blown Film Line

System consists of nine extruders feeding 400-mm annular die, an automatic gauge-controlling air ring, and other features.

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Profile Die Design Software Simulates Cooling, Shrinkage

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

Injection Molding

Tooling: Back to Basics On Die Springs--Part 2

Follow these steps for proper die-spring selection and installation.


Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

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.

Molds & Tooling

Tooling: Back to Basics on Die Springs Part 1

Some molding shops insist that all of their molds have springs to return the ejector plates. And there are lots from which to choose. Here we’ll focus on compression die springs for injection molds.

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: Auto Die for Coating Applications

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


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. 

Pipe, Profile & Tubing 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.


Extrusion: High-Output Stretch Film Line

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


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.

Sheet 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.

Film Extrusion

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

Switch to new Nordson die improved tolerances by 30%.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Injection Molding

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.

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