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The Buck Stops … at This One-Stop Compounder
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.
How and Where Twin-Screw Extruders Fit in Recycling
When utilized in a thoughtful way, the corotating intermeshing twin-screw extruder can transform recycled materials into value-added products and parts. Here’s what you need to know, and some real-world examples of the technology deployed for both post-industrial and post-consumer recycling.
Reactive Extrusion: Industry Icons Impart Their Insights
Three distinguished experts in the area of reactive extrusion shed some light on this process.
Why It's Crucial to Manage Melt-Temperature in a Twin-Screw Compounding Extruder
Managing and controlling melt temperature and degradation in a corotating compounding twin is critical to achieve process optimization. For compounders, it also greatly influences the ability of their molding and extrusion customers to make high-quality parts. Here are the results of research that illustrate this.
Compounding: Revamped Line of Compounding Twins
Third-generation iMAXX twins are easier to clean and maintain, and are more energy efficient to boot.
Who’s Doing Research to Advance the Plastics Industry?
Machinery suppliers are taking the lead in plastics R&D. Engel offers one example.
Leistritz Adds 3D Filament Line to Lab
System helps customers develop and produce 3D filaments from a co-rotating or counter-rotating twin screw extruder.
Leistritz Pushes ‘Technology Envelope’ In NPE2018 Display
Compounding machinery supplier does not limit its display just to its core business, showcasing solutions for emerging and even embryonic technologies as well.
‘Follow the Plan’ When Installing and Commissioning Compounding Lines
A fully operational and documented system doesn’t happen by chance. An efficient, well-designed installation plan, prepared well in advance, will put you on the path to maintaining a timeline and budget.
Extrusion/Compounding at NPE2018: More…More…More!
More speed, flexibility and robustness. Across a gamut of extrusion applications, machine builders are introducing new machinery, components, and systems to dramatically raise the bar on productivity.
NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Compounding
Check out what’s new in compounding at this year’s big plastics industry trade show.
Gamut of New Technologies for Compounding
Leistritz Extrusion’s wide-ranging display of twin-screw extruder related technologies at NPE2018 includes a system for manufacturing 3D filaments.
Coextrusion Line Demonstrates Technology for API Catheters
At trade show, suppliers team to show how to run a medical tube that includes medicine.
What You Can Learn From Pharma Compounders
Twin-screw extrusion has been a standard in plastics compounding for decades but has only recently been embraced by the pharmaceutical industry. Here’s what plastics compounders might learn from the ‘newbies’ to help make a better, more consistent product.
K 2016 Extrusion: Speed, Versatility Rule the Day at K
Shorter product runs mean frequent product changeovers for processors, and suppliers responded to these trends across all extrusion technologies.
Service & Response Drive Growth of Custom Compounder
Lanier Color has experienced an eightfold increase in business since 2000. Its focus on technical support and customer service help explain why.
K 2016 Preview: Extrusion and Compounding
Regardless of what you might be extruding, the themes of speed and flexibility will loom large in extrusion at the giant show.
Get Better at Swapping Out Your Twin-Screw Elements
Here’s what you need to know to safely and efficiently remove, clean, restage, and reinstall your twin-screw extruder screw set.
Chinese TPE Compounder Reshores to Chicago Area
New TPE compounder in the Midwest launched by a Chinese-born, U.S. citizen who already had a successful compounding operation in his homeland.
EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING NPE: Flexibility, Speed and Quality
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.
EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING AT NPE: The Word Is ‘More’
As in speed, power, quality, flexibility, layers, and efficiency. Those are the trends across all extrusion processes.