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Published: 8/26/2013

K 2013 Preview: Extrusion, Compounding, Recycling
Across all extrusion technologies, expect to see new standards in speed, quality, flexibility, and efficiency in both energy and material usage.

Published: 5/28/2013

What About Melt Strength?
All extrusion processes depend to some degree on the melt strength of the polymer, and this property is generally a no-show on data sheets.

Published: 4/29/2013

Extrusion Without Discolored Specks
Specks are a common problem in extrusion, and avoiding them requires a two-pronged approach: First, figure out how many specks are in the incoming raw material; then minimize those caused during the extrusion process.

Published: 3/28/2013

New Option for No-Dry PET, PLA Sheet
New twin-screw system is based on a conical design.

Published: 2/26/2013

Sustainable Sheet: Placon Closes the Loop on PET Recycling
Placon reprocesses up to 12,000 lb/day of PCR PET to produce its EcoStar line of sheet.

Published: 10/26/2012

PBT & PET Polyester: Part 2 The Performance Factor
All things being equal, PET will outperform PBT mechanically and thermally. But the processor must dry the material properly and must understand the importance of mold temperature in achieving a degree of crystallinity that allows the natural advant...

Published: 6/26/2012

Get Smarter on Extruder Sizes
Processors tend to recommend a much larger extruder than what’s really necessary for the job and the capabilities of the downstream equipment.

Published: 5/30/2012

Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: Advances Push Efficiency Envelope
Blown film towers may have been scarce, but there was no shortage of new technology aimed at helping to make extrusion processors more profitable.

Published: 5/29/2012

Extruder Inspection & Vibration Analysis Detects Problems Early, Prevents Failures
Service is offered to all types of extrusion processors for all of types and makes of extruders and motors.

Published: 4/29/2012

Thrifty California Processor Dries PET with 'Waste' Heat
Southern California can be a challenging environment for manufacturers, not least because of concerns about the cost and availability of electrical power.