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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Chemical-purge

Compounders: Plug Your Vents for Better Purging Power

Most compounders using twin-screw extruders need to regularly worry about their vents.  For..

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Is Your Thermoplastic Extruder Getting Worn Out?

Thermoplastic extruders are the workhorses of the plastics industry. In many plants they are..

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Expert Purging Tips for Your Top 5 Processing Headaches

I recently asked my customers to share with me what their Number 1 processing problem was. The..

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3 Tips to Guarantee a Clean Machine at Start-Up

  There are few things more frustrating than starting a morning shift following a shutdown and..

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5 Tips for Processing Heat-Sensitive Resins in Sheet Extrusion

Recently I performed a trial at a PVC sheet extruder who produces roofing. It took them 8-12..

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4 Tips:Reduce Residue in Clear Applications for Injection & Extrusion

   As most of you may know, when processing resins such as Polycarbonate, Acrylic, TPU or..

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The Battle of Proper Procedure vs. Processor Knows Best

During a recent visit to a veteran customer’s plant we started an efficiency investigation.  We..

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How to Reduce Gels & Black Specks in PE During Conversion

PE resins in particular can be prone to gels and black specks – these are a structural defect..

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Stop Running to Failure: A Tip for Extrusion

  Extrusion processors often overlook the importance of purging compounds.  Processors working..

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Extrusion Defects–Pinstriping

Pinstriping can be an issue for extrusion applications dealing with pipe, some tubing, or blow..

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