Extrusion

Extrusion is a continuous process through which parts of a fixed cross-sectional profile are made. Material is fed through a hopper into an extruder, essentially a rotating screw surrounded by a heated barrel, where it is mixed, melted and pumped through a die. The die gives the part its shape. From this zone you link to information on some of the more common extrusion methods, such as film, sheet, and pipe/profile/tubing

Related Topics: Film Extrusion | PET Processing - Extrusion | Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion | Sheet Extrusion |

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Extrusion/Compounding at NPE2018: More…More…More!

More speed, flexibility and robustness. Across a gamut of extrusion applications, machine builders are introducing new machinery, components, and systems to dramatically raise the bar on productivity.
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Get into the Zone: Medical Parts Processing

 

The Medical Parts Processing Zone is a new specialized exhibit area at NPE2018, driven by the fast-growing field of medical devices. “There are a lot of single-use medical devices being made from plastic right now,” says NPE2018 Chairman Glenn Anderson. “Think of devices like syringes and inhalers. Given the aging population, medical device manufacturing is expected to rise 3% each year until 2023.”

 

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Pre-Treatment Process for Food-Grade PET Sheet

Device teams with twin-screw extruder to purify recycled PET flake for food-contact applications.