FILM EXTRUSION

Reifenhauser Buys Air-Ring Supplier

Acquires a majority stake in Germany’s Kdesign.  

#MeetMeInChicago

Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

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.  

Dual-Frame MDO Boosts Efficiency

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

Petoskey Plastics Expands to Texas

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

Updated Machine-Direction Orientators

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

PT Tech Days Continue to Inform

Register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing. And access our archives to tune in to what you may have missed. It’s free.
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Steinbeck Named CEO of W&H

Succeeds long-time CEO Jürgen Vutz, who will join the company’s Supervisory Board beginning the new year.

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.

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.

Extrusion: Go from Fluff to Blown Film With Twin-Screw System

System bypasses pelletizing step and can reprocess barrier films.

Extrusion: MDO Stretches Film-Performance Limits

Systems rely on infrared heaters inside the cylinder. 

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
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‘Game Changing’ Flat Die Lives Up to Its Billing

Revolutionary ‘touchless’ die and control system for cast film and coating/laminating offer speed, efficiency and operational efficiencies to processors that were previously ‘unheard of.’
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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.

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Candy

With an AAGR of 11.8%, PE resin consumption is anticipated to reach 52.9 million lb in this market by 2022.

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Envelopes

One of the fastest-growing PE film markets is expected to grow at a clip of  of 5.2% a year through 2022.

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Deli Bags and Wrap

With an average annual growth rate of 7.9%, PE resin consumption in this market is anticipated to reach 25.2 million lb in this market by 2022.

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Converter Film

Market pegged to grow 5.7% yearly through 2022. 

Polykar Adds Film Line Dedicated to Biopolymers

New Reifenhauser blown film line designed to process all types of biopolymers plus the full range of traditional polymers.  

W&H: Virtual Expo a Success

More than 2000 visitors from 120 countries tuned in for live flexographic and gravure press demonstrations, technical sessions and virtual meetings.  

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Bubble Packaging

Continued trend toward e-commerce is driving growth in the market for bubble packaging.

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Consumer Trash Bags

Trash bag market dominated by major players. Average annual growth pegged at 3.4% for the next three years though environmental issues loom.