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Published: 2/23/2012

Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: More Output, More Flexibility, Less Energy
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.

Published: 2/21/2012

Now You Can Measure Pellet Moisture In the Hopper, in Real Time
Take the guesswork out of drying with new technology.

Published: 10/25/2011

'Dryer-less' PET Sheet System
Processing Technologies International (PTi), recently took the wraps off its “dryer-less” twin-screw PET sheet extrusion system at its headquarters in Aurora, Ill.

Published: 7/27/2011

Why—and How—to Baseline Your Extruder
If you don’t baseline your extruder, then how are you going to set realistic expectations for its performance? Here's how to get going.

Published: 7/27/2011

New Barrel Heater/Cooler Saves ‘Juice' to Run an Extruder
New, patent-pending design is said to reduce both radiant and convection heat losses.

Published: 6/27/2011

DAK to Buy Wellman’s PET Business
Move follows DAK purchase of Eastman's PET operation.

Published: 6/27/2011

Dead Screw Talking
There's a lot you can learn by conducting a post-mortum examination of your screw.

Published: 6/27/2011

Look Before You Leap: When Direct Extrusion Makes Sense
The process offers great opportunities to extrude a better product at less cost, but it’s not for everyone. The formulation, product mix, and anticipated volumes must be carefully assessed to determine whether DE is the preferred manufacturing...

Published: 12/13/2010

Dryers Use Less Energy to Dry PET
Novatec Inc., Baltimore (, is introducing two patented dryer control technologies intended to cut energy costs for processors of PET.

Published: 10/1/2010

NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.