EXTRUSION

Extrusion

Plastics Processing Expands in July

With an Index reading of 52.3, processors report first monthly expansion since the coronavirus disruption.
#economics

Compounding

Maag Buys Industrial Controls Company

Addition of XanTec to expand Maag Group’s digital offerings.

Extrusion

Melt Pumps Play Key Role in Nonwovens Production

Processors producing melt-blown nonwovens for face masks are finding that pumps provide needed precision and efficiency in the extrusion process.

Extrusion

Extrusion: Evaluating Screw Design for Multi-Material Recycling

Since many plastic products are made of a combination of materials with very different melting points, careful consideration must be given to designing screws when it comes time to recycle these products.

Packaging

Breaking Barriers: Sheet Processor Makes Move on High-End Packaging Market

Impact Plastics sets up new brand with game-changing disruptive technology that combines a novel PP with customized equipment that looks to upend the business of extruded sheet for barrier food packaging.
#planttour #polyolefins

Sheet Extrusion

Plaskolite Introduces Antimicrobial Safety Shields

Ccrylic and PC sheet is formulated with laboratory-tested silver ion antimicrobial technology.

Packaging

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Candy

With an AAGR of 11.8%, PE resin consumption is anticipated to reach 52.9 million lb in this market by 2022.
#polyolefins

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Envelopes

One of the fastest-growing PE film markets is expected to grow at a clip of  of 5.2% a year through 2022.

Sheet Extrusion

Extrusion: Revamped High-Speed Line Packs More Processing Power, Flexibility

New extruder from PTi has a maximum capacity 3600 lb/hr, a 33-38% increase in throughput over its previous high-speed design.

Injection Molding

ACS Group Names Deitrick Sales V.P.

Auxiliary equipment supplier adds 25-year machinery vet to lead sales effort.