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Quick Blown-Film Tip: How to Remove Carbon & Gels From a Spiral Die

When producing film from a spiral die, carbon and gels can cause catastrophic failure. This..

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Why You Should Use Purging Compounds for Screw Pushes in Medical Extrusion Applications

One of the routine challenges Medical Extrusion processors face is the need to overhaul screw..

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Easier Super-Engineering Changeovers for Custom Molders

Processing Super-Engineering Resins like PEEK, PEKK, ULTEM, Torlon, PSU or Teflon can be very..

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How to Have Faster Changeovers when Extruding Super Engineering Resins

Extrusion processors of the high temperature Super Engineering resins are faced with difficult..

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How Custom Molders Can Achieve Faster Color Changes

 Color changes are an everyday challenge for custom injection molders. Switching from one color..

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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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3 Injection Molding Tips for Shot-to-Shot Repeatability

For shot-to-shot repeatability there are many factors that play an important role and many test..

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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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How to Avoid Material Degradation at Start-Up

Material degradation is a costly concern for all thermoplastic processors. Contamination causes..

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