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Published: 3/13/2019
Last updated on 10/23/2020

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.

Published: 11/1/2019
Last updated on 10/22/2020

Try This Approach to Clean Up Your Recycled Material
CO2 can be used as a totally “green” solvent to remove many kinds of contamination in recycled plastics without the need for toxic solvents.

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: 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: 6/1/2019

Giving the ‘Royal’ Treatment in PET Packaging
In the U.S. for just seven years, Royal Interpack is emerging as a growing, innovative, customer-centric supplier of food packaging.

Published: 5/1/2019

Under One Roof: Innovative Recycler Closes the Loop
rPlanet Earth looks to disrupt the plastics recycling industry by creating a truly sustainable, closed-loop system for recycling and reuse of post-consumer plastics, with reclaim, sheet extrusion, thermoforming and preform making all in the sam...

Published: 1/30/2019

Davis-Standard Beefs Up Lab Capabilities
New extruder, predictive-maintenance control system, added to tech center.

Published: 11/30/2018

Worldwide Switch to New Gauging System Pays Off for Haartz
Leading supplier of sheet and roll stock for automotive applications reevaluated its thickness-measurement technology in 2012, and now has 15 scanners in place worldwide from one supplier.

Published: 10/19/2018

Wheeler, Barrier Screw Pioneer, Dies at 96
Career at Davis-Standard spanned six decades.