PIPE, PROFILE & TUBING EXTRUSION

Sikora Adds Development Engineer to U.S. Operation

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

#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. 

Saw First Warms Up PVC Pipe to Reduce Chips, Dust

Unit reportedly provides a no-noise cut. 

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.  
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Teel Plastics Continues in Battle Against Coronavirus

Newly installed Davis-Standard extrusion lines address swab-stick demand.

Twin-Screw Extruders with Energy-Saving Features

 Aimed at PVC pipe, profiles, and wood plastic composites, among others.  

Automated Crosshead for Elastomer Hose

Said to be engineered to minimize operator involvement and use of hand tools, thereby improving safety.  

NewAge Adds Tubing Capacity in Coronavirus Fight

Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.

Graham Names Alpert Medical Extrusion Manager

Veteran tubing guru Alpert to be part of machine builder's technical and customer support, including product development and system testing.

Profile Die Design Software Simulates Cooling, Shrinkage

Enables use up of to 20 calibrators in the cooling system.

Modular 'Plant' Brings HPDE Pipe Extrusion to Site

Modular sytems can extrude 4- to 26-in. pipe and has capability up to 48 in. in lengths of 500 ft or more. 

When to 'Adapt,' When to Retool?

That is the question pipe and tubing processors typically confront when they specify a line for one product, only to have to add to the product mix when business conditions change. Here are some tips to guide you to the right answer.
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Materials Knowledge Pays Off at Teel Plastics

Well-equipped and well-staffed testing lab elevates competence of custom processor.
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Fast, Precise Machine Helps Tubing Processor Make the Cut

Instead of turning down a job or farming out cutting to another company because of downstream bottlenecks, Eagle Elastomer can now handle all extrusion process functions in-house. 
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How to Improve Production of Catheters and Stents

Advances in downstream extrusion equipment have boosted production control.

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.

Israeli Pipe Processor Adds Potent Single-Screw Extruder

Billed as ideal for large-diam. pipes, new extruder provides processor with higher output and better quality while consuming less power.  

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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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.
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Extrusion: Inspection System for Corrugated Tubing

The ProfilControl7 S from Pixargus, Würselen, Germany, in an inline gauge that reportedly makes it possible to inspect the complete wavy structure of corrugated tubing gaplessly.

Extrusion: Coil-Strapping System Protects Tubing, Simplifies Handling

Unit automatically and securely straps finished coils of small-diameter extruded tubing.

Blazing the Trail In Processing PCR for Corrugated Pipe

Just a decade ago, roughly 10% of HDPE corrugated pipes made by Advanced Drainage Systems used recycled material. That number is 65% now, and growing. Here’s how this processor became a pioneer in this field.

Extrusion: Energy-Efficient Dryer for Complex Profiles

Novel system uses compressed air to dry profiles without damaging or distorting them.