Mixing: Triple-Shaft Mixer with Powder Induction Manifold

Dual-post triple-shaft design has been upgraded with new feature to streamline the processing of substantial powder phases.  

Post-Consumer Recycling

Time to Learn More About the Real World of Recycling

Next month, Plastics Technology will cover the challenges of recycling with a targeted print and electronic supplement—and a focused webinar—highlighting best practices in processing with high levels of PCR.


Primex Divisions Join the COVID-19 Fight

Processor’s three divisions producing vital materials for first responders and medical professionals in response to Coronavirus.


SPE Schedules First-Ever 'Virtual' ANTEC

Attendees can listen to keynotes and presentations live. Many presentations will also be recorded.
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Know How

Compounding: Part 1 of 2: Demystifying Devolatilization

Very little has been written about this critical topic, and most of what has been published is theoretical. Here’s some practical guidance to help you better understand the process and improve your operation.


Mixing: Enhancements Made to Multi-Shaft Mixer

Lifting system now operates at lower cost, requires less maintenance, and provides faster lifting speed when raising and lowering the agitators.  


Index Inching Close to 50

January reading of 48.6 sends early signals of business-cycle phase change.

Multi-Screw Compounding

Nordson Opens Pelletizing, Melt-Delivery Lab in N.C.

Lab has pelletizing line that can operate at rates to 1000 lb/hr.

Blow Molding

Contraction Slows Among Processors

Improvement in fourth-quarter new orders suggest a production boost may be in the offing.


Germany’s IKV to Build ‘Smart Factory’ R&D Center

Germany’s leading plastics institute bids to be a world leader in Industry 4.0 technologies.