EXTRUSION

Haartz Buys Minority Stake in Peak

Automotive supplier Haartz invests in compounder in a move to facilitate growth for both.  

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Pre-Engineered Vs. Custom Vacuum Conveying Systems for Compounding and Extrusion

When it comes to vacuum conveying systems for plastics processing, custom powder handling solutions are not always required. Pre-engineered, turnkey solutions can be a perfect option for powders and bulk solids in a wide range of industries.

System Targets Large-Diameter Pipe

Downstream line is packaged with mono- or multi-layer die for PVC or polyolefin pipe up to nearly 25-in. diam.

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Pre-Engineered Vs. Custom Vacuum Conveying Systems for Compounding and Extrusion

When it comes to vacuum conveying systems for plastics processing, custom powder handling solutions are not always required. Pre-engineered, turnkey solutions can be a perfect option for powders and bulk solids in a wide range of industries.

How to Select the Right Cooling Stack for Sheet

First, remember there is no universal cooling-roll stack. And be sure to take into account the specific heat of the polymer you are processing.  

Film Processor Launches First-Ever Mobile App for the Flexible Packaging Industry

Calculating, converting, and planning is now easier and faster than with new app from Polykar.  

Bausano to Host Online Demonstration of New Extrusion System

Powered by Bausano’s multidrive transmission system, MD Nextmover extrusion line sets new standards for efficiency, reliability, durability, and sustainability, the builder says.  
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Dual-Frame MDO Boosts Efficiency

‘Revolutionary’ dual-frame technology allows for high production speeds while significantly reducing cleaning and service times.

Registration Now Open for Amerimold, Moldmaking and Extrusion 2021

The collocated in-person events will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., Sept. 21-23.

Sheet Lines Feature 'No Dry' Capabilities

Vented extruder design degasses material to make pre-drying unnecessary.

Reifenhauser Buys Air-Ring Supplier

Acquires a majority stake in Germany’s Kdesign.  

Compact Coextruder

Machine is capable of operating as a “jockey” extruder in horizontal, vertical or user-defined set position.  

Petoskey Plastics Expands to Texas

New $30-million facility will help film extruder meet growing demand.  

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.

Sikora Adds Development Engineer to U.S. Operation

Measurement and control company hires hose and tubing veteran Chris Johnston.

Profile Processor Expands Mexico Plant

Michigan-based processor adds space in Juarex, with plans to increase extrusion capacity and hire people.

Saw First Warms Up PVC Pipe to Reduce Chips, Dust

Unit reportedly provides a no-noise cut. 

Melt Pumps Redesigned to Boost Output

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

Updated Machine-Direction Orientators

Film MDOs are enhanced to improve efficiency and reliability while cutting on energy consumption.

Take the Guesswork Out of Determining Screw, Barrel Wear

New technology from Glycon takes real-time measurements of screw and barrel wear and provides data to guide processors as to when the time may be right to swap out these components.

Extrusion: Follow These Tips to Get Profile Die Design Just Right

Calculating polymer flow is fairly straightforward when designing a die for a simple round profile, but as the shapes get more complicated these calculations can get extremely challenging. Here’s what you need to consider.  

Glycon Announces Changes to Management Team

Expanded roles for Jon Kuhman, John Phelan.