PET PROCESSING - EXTRUSION

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.
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Join the Conversation!

In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

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.
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Extrusion: Important Polymer Melting Equations for Extrusion Processors

The more you know about what happens in a screw, the more you’ll be able to work with your supplier to optimize design.
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Kanarski to Lead Davis-Standard’s Technical Product Team

Will collaborate with suppliers and customers to evaluate market trends and capabilities, and develop technology accordingly.  

Davis-Standard Adds James Johnson as Regional Sales Manager

 ‘Brings industry sales, manufacturing and adhesives experience to position.’

NDC Names Perry V.P. Sales/Marketing

Gauging specialist hires sales veteran to lead global team.

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.
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Extrusion: Two-Stage Screw Offers Distributive, Dissipative Mixing

New design from Davis-Standard offers outputs comparable to barrier screws at lower melt temperatures.

Understanding Viscosity in Extrusion

Both the power-law coefficient and the consistency index must be considered to calculate viscosity.

Extrusion: 'Unique' Digital Services for Film Processors

Four-module platform aims at transparent, faster and more efficient service for biax-film processors.

PTi Realigns Sales Team

Additions made as machine builder continues its emphasis on high-quality sheet extrusion its importance to the thermoforming process.

Extrusion: Non-Contact, Single-Sided Film, Sheet Gauge

Applications include a wide range of non-metallic film and sheet up to 200 mils.

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.
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Film/Sheet: Web Gauging Products for Sheet, Film

New series of new web-gauging product to boost film and sheet quality.   

PTi Appoints Fischer Applications and Technology Manager

Aspiring account ‘followed her nose’ to plastics processing and join sheet extrusion machine builder.

SPE Extrusion Division Holding May 'Mini-Tec'

Slated for May 1-2 in Charlotte, program will feature tutorial presentations on Day 1, and advanced presentations relating to the extrusion of PET and PLA formulations on Day 2. 

Call for Papers: Extrusion 2019

Follow these instructions to submit a title and abstract for the world’s preeminent technical program on all things extrusion.
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Extrusion: Terahertz Sensor for Sheet, Webs

Offers non-ionizing, non-contact on-line measurement that is said to be completely safe and capable of operating in harsh environments.

Extrusion: Compact Extruder Is Potent, Energy Efficient

Small-footprint machine reportedly uses up to 95% less energy/lb of material processed and can typically achieve dimensionally stable product within 20 min. of being turned on.
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Nordson Building New Hub for Flat Die Business

Facility will include new production equipment and workflow systems that will ‘redefine the way dies are built’ for Nordson’s EDI and Premier product lines.

Sheet: Next-Generation System For PET

Optimized extruder, new feedblock options, and Industry 4.0 compatibility highlight new line for PET packaging sheet.

Slideshow: Extrusion 2018 Speaker Highlights

For two-and-a-half days in September, the extrusion world focused on Cleveland and the Extrusion 2018 conference and exhibit.