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Injection Molding

Improve Quality & Productivity With Advanced Screw Design

Most molders are still running with screw designs that haven’t changed much in 30 years. But they don’t need to.  
#scientificmolding #processingtips #screws

Materials Know How

Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials, Part 3

In this series we delve into a discerning look back into the history of our industry and how we all got here.   

Know How

Get Better at Quoting Injection Molded Parts: Part 2

Follow these detailed tips to get you the jobs you want. Here we factor in the costs of scrap and regrind, along with energy and certain additives. 

Materials

Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials--Part 2

The invention of Celluloid got the ball rolling for future innovations in materials and processing.

Recycling

General-Purpose Screws on the Comeback?

They are being specified more often for recycling applications to increase flexibility. But there is still no such thing as a GP screw and recyclers need to consider other processing approaches.
#sustainability #bestpractices

Injection Know How

The Importance of Gauging Residence-Time Distribution—Part 2

Each molecule in the molded product can have a different residence time. This variance is reflected in the Residence-Time Distribution, which you can learn how to determine below.  
#processingtips

Know How

Get Better at Quoting Injection Molded Parts: Part 1

Follow these detailed tips to get you the jobs you want. This installment focuses on the various raw material aspects of quoting.

Extrusion Know How

The Three Causes of Screw Wear

You run the risk of wasting time and money by not understanding what’s causing your screws to wear.

Materials Know How

Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials: Part 1

In this series we’ll delve into a discerning look back into the history of our industry and how we all got here.  

Recycled Materials

Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies

Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.