Conveying, Drying, Crystallizing PLA : The Energy-Saving Packaging Solution

When the new industry term “bioresins” hit the plastics community in the early 2000s, polylactic acid (PLA ) made its way to the top of the list in a class of new plant-based materials.

Injection Molding

New Drying Technology Helps Moldmaker Get Back to Molding

System solves quality problem that had hamstrung previous molder.

Injection Know How

How to Specify A Resin Dryer

To dry your polymer correctly you need a dryer that is properly designed and working properly. Here are my suggested specifications, for a two-, three- or four-bed desiccant dryer, the most common types used.

Feeding & Blending

Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating

Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.


Thrifty California Processor Dries PET with 'Waste' Heat

Southern California can be a challenging environment for manufacturers, not least because of concerns about the cost and availability of electrical power.

Injection Molding

Molder Slashes Energy Cost With Move to Desiccant Drying

Yes there are still molders drying with tray ovens. But this processor replaced the last few it had and has reaped some impressive energy-savings benefits.


Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations

There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.

PET Processing

Now You Can Measure Pellet Moisture In the Hopper, in Real Time

Take the guesswork out of drying with new technology.


Mobile-Drying Project Required ‘In-the-Box’ Thinking

Portable material drying by truck is the concept behind an initiative launched last month by Poly Clean USA LLC, Charleston, S.C., with Dri-Air Industries.


Central Drying Made Simple

Recent advances in technology have made the concept of drying in a central location—as opposed to right at the machine—more advantageous for certain kinds of processing operations.
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