EXTRUSION

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Deli Bags and Wrap

With an average annual growth rate of 7.9%, PE resin consumption in this market is anticipated to reach 25.2 million lb in this market by 2022.

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Converter Film

Market pegged to grow 5.7% yearly through 2022. 

Extrusion

Index Climbs Higher Toward ‘Neutral’ Mark

New orders and production hint at a bottom in the initial disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
#economics

Biopolymers

Polykar Adds Film Line Dedicated to Biopolymers

New Reifenhauser blown film line designed to process all types of biopolymers plus the full range of traditional polymers.  

Film Extrusion

W&H: Virtual Expo a Success

More than 2000 visitors from 120 countries tuned in for live flexographic and gravure press demonstrations, technical sessions and virtual meetings.  

Extrusion Know How

Extrusion: 'Melt-Blown' Fiber: What You Need to Know to Enter the Face Mask Market

Coronavirus pandemic has made extrusion processors curious about entering the face-mask market. But melt-blown fiber is very different from most other extrusion processes and requires specialized equipment.
#bestpractices

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Bubble Packaging

Continued trend toward e-commerce is driving growth in the market for bubble packaging.

Film Extrusion

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Consumer Trash Bags

Trash bag market dominated by major players. Average annual growth pegged at 3.4% for the next three years though environmental issues loom.

Sheet Extrusion

Sheet Demand Spike Spurs More Extrusion Training

Two courses aim at getting operators and new personnel up to the task as demand for sheet soars as a barrier to stop spread of Corornavirus.
#business

Testing

Extrusion: Inspection System for Corrugated Tubing

The ProfilControl7 S from Pixargus, Würselen, Germany, in an inline gauge that reportedly makes it possible to inspect the complete wavy structure of corrugated tubing gaplessly.