COMPOUNDING

Blow Molding

Best Practices in Processing with Recycled Material

Inside: What brand owners are planning, and how processors ahead of the curve have already responded.
#bestpractices #editorial

Electronics

How Two Compounders Step Up to Meet Rising Demand for Recycle Content

Two compounders that specialize in engineering thermoplastics for technical applications discuss what they are doing to meet demands for PCR compounds.
#polyolefins

Single-Screw Compounding

Compounding: Higher-Performing Pilot Machine

Series is height adjustable and can process highly filled and viscous materials.

Additive Manufacturing

American Manufacturing Steps Up to the Coronavirus Challenge

Plastics processors are among the manufacturers that stepped up big-time in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to turn over this space this month to Rick Kline Jr., president of our parent company Gardner Business Media, whose comments below (edited) appeared originally March 31 in a OpEd piece published by the Wall Street Journal.
#editorial

Compounding

Processing Index Contracts as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy

COVID-19 results in weaker new orders, production dips and a disrupted supply chain in March. But for how long?
#economics

Compounding

Compounding: Continuous Processor Can Run Safely on Empty

Proprietary power transmission design and bearing configuration make this possible.  

Compounding

Mixing: Inline Rotor/Stator Homogenizers Can Be Moved About

Saves time, money by eliminating the need for multiple mixers separately dedicated to each vessel or product

Post-Industrial Recycling

Compounding: Closed-Loop System for Coex Film Reclaim

New system permits reclaim of multi-layer production scrap at rates up to 100%.

Multi-Screw Compounding

Compounding: Part 2 of 2 Demystifying Devolatilization

Here are some simple tools to help monitor and optimize your devolatilization process.
#bestpractices

Extrusion

Expanding Production Bumps Index Above 50

Index expands for first time since June 2019. 
#economics