EXTRUSION

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

Graham Accelerates Extruder Deliveries as Tubing Processors Ramp Up

Machine builder expediting shipment of Ultra line of extruders as tube makers ramp up production for ventilators resulting from Coronavirus.  

Medical

Medical Tubing: No Tradeoff of Speed for Quality with New Downstream Package

New technology from Novatec packages next-generation multi-pass tank, novel gauging technique, and enhanced coilers to boost rates to 1000 ft/min or more without tube-quality issues.
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Injection Molding

Plastics Industry Enlists to Fight Coronavirus

All types of processors and machinery and materials suppliers and service providers are refocusing resources to combat COVID-19.

Extrusion Know How

Extrusion: Important Polymer Melting Equations for Extrusion Processors

The more you know about what happens in a screw, the more you’ll be able to work with your supplier to optimize design.
#bestpractices #screws

Blow Molding

Expanding Production Bumps Index Above 50

Index expands for first time since June 2019. 
#economics

Testing

Extrusion: Inspection System for Corrugated Pipe

New system can detect flaws in pipe areas deemed undetectable previously.

Sheet Extrusion

Extrusion: Measure Optical Distortion in Sheet in Real Time

Osprey 9 CW enables real-time, continuous inspection and measurement of continuous product, identifying and quantifying all types of optical distortion over the entire web of PC and acrylic sheet before cutting.

Blow Molding

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.
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Compounding

Primex Divisions Join the COVID-19 Fight

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

Extrusion

Try This Lower-Cost Purging Method

You might be able to reduce purging times and save money by scheduling processing jobs in order of the increasing material viscosity. But to get started, you'll need shear rate/viscosity curves for your polymers.
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