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Published: 11/30/2018

Telltale Signs of Screw Wear
Determining the cause of wear is the first step in eliminating it.

Published: 10/31/2018

Time to Step Up
Join the “conversation” about the value to society of the plastics industry.

Published: 10/31/2018

Plastics Processing Bounces Back from Brief Lull
September Index climbs 5.5% from prior month.

Published: 10/1/2018

Extrusion: Head Pressure and Output Stability
Use drag- and pressure-flow equations to analyze fluctuating output.

Published: 9/30/2018

Processors' Growth Is Slowing
August’s index of 52.7 shows processor growth abating.

Published: 8/28/2018

Extrusion: How to Estimate and Control Head Pressure
You rightfully worry about melt temperature, but don’t overlook head pressure, because the two are closely linked and will influence line performance.

Published: 7/1/2018

Registration Opens for Extrusion 2018 Conference
Industry-leading—and first-of-its-kind—annual conference devoted to all things extrusion is coming to Cleveland in September.

Published: 7/1/2018

Extrusion: A Simple Way to Evaluate Your Screw Performance, Part 2
A hand-held calculator and some basic equations can help determine whether your screw is up to snuff.

Published: 6/1/2018

Extrusion: A Simple Way to Evaluate Extruder Screws
While there’s lots of data that influences screw design, processors usually don’t have access to it. So instead, try calculating drag flow to see if your screw is working properly.

Published: 4/27/2018

Extrusion: Barrier Screws: Metering Section or Not?
A barrier screw without a metering section can reduce output and increase melt temperature.