PET Processing - Extrusion

Zone overview hereIn extrusion, most PET is processed into sheet for food packaging applications. The PET sheet is subsquently thermoformed--in some cases in line with the extrusion process--into products such as drinking cups, trays, clam shell containers and the like. Industrial applications for PET include point of purchase signs, display fixures and glazing. Gylcol-modified PET (PETG) is commonly used in sheet structures used to package medical devices because it can stand up to gamma irradiation.

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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.
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Research Reaffirms FDA Rules for Virgin PET Cap as Barrier

Study refutes previous research that raised doubts over V-PET’s effectiveness as a functional barrier layer when coextruded with R-PET.

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Pre-Treatment Process for Food-Grade PET Sheet

Device teams with twin-screw extruder to purify recycled PET flake for food-contact applications.