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Published: 1/1/2020

New Downstream System For Inline Cutting, Curing of TPU Tubing
Novatec will debut an altogether new approach for processing tacky, hard-to-cut thermoplastic polyurethane tubes at next month’s Plastec West show.

Published: 12/1/2019

What You Need to Know to Get into Coextrusion
Key considerations range from determining the right extruder sizes to tooling, matching material viscosities, and lots more. Take a look.

Published: 12/1/2019

Materials Knowledge Pays Off at Teel Plastics
Well-equipped and well-staffed testing lab elevates competence of custom processor.

Published: 10/1/2019

When to 'Adapt,' When to Retool?
That is the question pipe and tubing processors typically confront when they specify a line for one product, only to have to add to the product mix when business conditions change. Here are some tips to guide you to the right answer.

Published: 9/1/2019

Understanding Viscosity in Extrusion
Both the power-law coefficient and the consistency index must be considered to calculate viscosity.

Published: 9/1/2019

K 2019 Preview: Green's the Theme in Extrusion & Compounding
Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular.

Published: 8/1/2019

Fast, Precise Machine Helps Tubing Processor Make the Cut
Instead of turning down a job or farming out cutting to another company because of downstream bottlenecks, Eagle Elastomer can now handle all extrusion process functions in-house. 

Published: 5/1/2019

Registration Open for Extrusion 2019 Conference
Sign up and save for the conference devoted to all things extrusion, September 17-19 in Chicago.

Published: 4/1/2019

Profile Processor Looks Beyond Windows and Doors
Intek Plastics intends to maintain a leadership position in its core fenestration business. At the same time, it’s on a mission to leverage its expertise in materials know-how, engineering, technology and customer collaboration to become ...

Published: 3/13/2019

PART ONE How to Determine Viscosity Data Using a Slit-Die Viscometer
Using a slit-die viscometer connected to a lab extruder can generate accurate data on melt viscosity at various shear rates and temperatures, a useful QC tool in processing.