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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Extrusion-die

How to Pick the Best Purging Compound For Your Extruder

When it comes to cleaning different kinds of extrusion equipment, there is no one-size-fits-all..

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The Importance of Plugging the Vents During a  Purge Sequence

While working with many compounders in North America, it has come to my attention that the..

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How to Prevent Splitting Hangar Dies for Color or Material Changes for Cast Film Extrusion

I recently visited a prospect who produces cast films from 0.003” to 0.025” in various resins..

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3 Mechanical Tips to Help Assist with Screw Pull Overhauls

A process engineer and I have been actively working on a purge program for a new aerospace..

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10 Tips to Remove Carbon From Hanger Dies in Cast Film Applications

 Recently I was speaking with a processor I met at NPE 2018 who was having trouble with their..

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11 Tips for Avoiding Material Degradation in Your Thermoplastic Extruder

All plastics processors at some point will face the issue of degradation of plastic.

The..

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Tips on Managing Your Total Cost per Purge: Inventory and the Case for Larger Order Quantities

Purging compounds are a unique material in the plastics world. As such, they deserve a category..

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Friction & Maintaining Output of Your Single Screw Extruder

The single screw extruder is the workhorse for many extrusion processors. It is relied upon..

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How to Effectively Deal With Extrusion Die Drool

One of the most detrimental challenges extrusion processors face is the occurrence of Die Drool,..

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