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Published: 8/25/2014

Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs
Smaller, cooler AC packages can be retrofitted to existing lines to slash energy use and maintenance costs.

Published: 5/9/2014

Plastics Technology's Drying Supplement
Learn from the experts, including savvy processors, on how to get drying done right.

Published: 4/23/2014

Granulate or Shred: Which Makes Sense for You?
That is the size-reduction question confronting many processors today. Look here for some guidance.

Published: 4/23/2014

EXTRUSION: Effect of the Screw Flight On Melt Temperature, Energy Use
So-called rules of thumb regarding the design of flight clearance and width do not consider the temperature effect, both from the point of view of melt temperature and energy efficiency.

Published: 3/24/2014

Octal to Start PET Sheet Extrusion in Ohio
APET sheet to be made exclusively from sheet flake.

Published: 3/21/2014

Compounding PLA on Twin-Screws: What Testing Reveals
Twin-screw extrusion is the preferred method for compounding PLA and other biopolymers. But processing PLA is complicated because it’s sensitive to heat and shear. It’s also prone to hydrolytic degradation if moisture is present in molte...

Published: 2/25/2014

Use Your Gauge to Solve Processing Issues Upstream
Gauging systems have an often-overlooked but equally important role beyond measuring web thickness: They can be used as a diagnostic tool to troubleshoot the process. Here's how.

Published: 12/29/2013

Telltale Temperatures
Here's how to get a 'feel' for a screw design without actually seeing it. And how to use this information.

Published: 12/18/2013

Extrusion/Compounding at K 2013: Having It All
Extrusion processors no longer need to chose among speed, quality, and flexibility, based on exhibits at K 2013.

Published: 11/26/2013

There’s No Lid on This Processor’s Creativity
For this lid maker, the keys to success are speed, flexibility and ingenuity.