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Published: 4/27/2018

World of Extrusion Coming Together in September
The Extrusion 2018 Conference—the fourth annual Plastics Technology event devoted to all things extrusion—is coming to Cleveland.

Published: 3/29/2018

Extrusion: Why There Are No Truly Universal Dies
Flow characteristics of different polymers vary considerably. So while adjustment features are available, for the most part dies must be designed for an individual polymer.

Published: 7/25/2017

Time to Register for Extrusion 2017
The industry’s only conference devoted to all things extrusion is open for business.

Published: 4/7/2017

Save the Date for the Extrusion 2017 Conference
Third annual event for all things extrusion will be held Oct. 18-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Published: 1/26/2017

Don’t Build In Melt-Temperature Variations
It’s not unusual for polymer to exit the extruder with a uniform melt temperature, only to be fouled up by downstream flow pipes and the like. Here’s how to avoid this.

Published: 11/1/2016

Extrusion 2016 Conference: Wait No More
K 2016 is behind you, so it’s time to focus on the next big event for extrusion processing.

Published: 10/18/2016

Extruding Very High-Flow Polymers
Screw designs not suited to process lower-viscosity materials will result in poor melt quality and lower outputs.

Published: 9/27/2016

Get in the Mood to Extrude
Check out the program for Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference, Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

Published: 8/24/2016

EXTRUSION: Is Head Pressure Sapping Your Extruder’s Strength?
A redesign of all of the flow paths between the end of the barrel and die may be in order.

Published: 7/29/2016

EXTRUSION: Orientation: The Good and the Bad
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, molecular orientation can have a positive or negative impact on your part. Here’s how to control it.