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New PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have launched new PP foam extrusion technology said to lower cost and increase efficiency.  
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Put Science into Glass-Fiber Compounding on Single Screws

There are still companies that compound glass fibers on single screws. The process is considered an “art,” but can be made more predictable with attention to screw design, speed and length, as well the choice of mixer.

Vacuum-Rated Double-Cone Tumble Blenders

Designed for large-scale yet 'intimate' blending of free-flowing solids. 

Melt Pumps Redesigned to Boost Output

Also said to improve product quality and simplify selection for processors.

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Compounding: Part 2 of 2 Demystifying Devolatilization

Here are some simple tools to help monitor and optimize your devolatilization process.

Compounding: Part 1 of 2: Demystifying Devolatilization

Very little has been written about this critical topic, and most of what has been published is theoretical. Here’s some practical guidance to help you better understand the process and improve your operation.

The Buck Stops … at This One-Stop Compounder

CRC Polymer Systems brings expertise in material selection, product formulation and processing, and a thorough understanding of part design and tooling under one roof with a series of customized materials and capabilities aimed at OEMs and molders.
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Mixing: Triple Shaft Mixer with Powder Induction Manifold

Dual-post triple-shaft design has been revolutionized with this feature to streamline the processing of substantial powder phases.   

Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.
#bestpractices #industry4-0 #dies

Coperion Goes Remote to Upgrade Compounding Line

Project encompassed both a control software update as well as mechanical overhauls on the system. 

How and Where Twin-Screw Extruders Fit in Recycling

When utilized in a thoughtful way, the corotating intermeshing twin-screw extruder can transform recycled materials into value-added products and parts. Here’s what you need to know, and some real-world examples of the technology deployed for both post-industrial and post-consumer recycling.

Reactive Extrusion: Industry Icons Impart Their Insights

Three distinguished experts in the area of reactive extrusion shed some light on this process.

Demystifying the Devolatilization Process

Here are some practical guidance and simple tools to help you better understand the process and improve your operation.
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Mitigating and Troubleshooting Underwater Pelletizing Issues

There’s a shift to underwater pelletizing systems as compounders strive to produce higher-quality pellets. But underwater pelletizers are not general-purpose tools. Follow these steps to help ensure you maintain throughput, pellet quality and efficiency.

Mixing: Skid-Mounted Mixing and Pumping Station

ROSS has recently designed a skid system capable of mixing and pumping low to moderately viscous products.

Millsaps Joins Farrel Pomini in Sales Post

Named regional sales manager for the northern tier of the U.S.

Mixing: Planetary Mixing & Discharging in a Sanitary Turnkey System

Common stainless steel workbench holds both the mixer and a matching discharge system.  

Two for One: Molding, Extrusion Conferences Co-Located in October

Plastics Technology  will bring its Molding and Extrusion Conferences to Illinois. Attendees for either can attend sessions in both.