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St. Patrick gets a big shoutout every March, which gave us the idea of honoring some folks who we are calling the patron saints of extrusion. We begin with Archimedes, who is credited with making the first screw pump.
Extrusion and light are very much connected. There are three measurable optical properties — transmission, haze, and gloss — in addition to visible color and measurements outside the visible frequencies.
There is no place for risk in a factory. On the extrusion floor, it’s important to consider the potential hazards of heat, electricity, pressure, chemicals, and what’s above that could fall and what’s below that could...