The new extruder line features a fully automated underwater pelletizer that allows the processing of soft materials, such as TPE and TPU, to meet growing global demand for soft-touch materials in medical and other applications.
As iconic brands, cities and even countries join the crusade to “stop sucking” and ban plastic straws, let's take a trip down memory lane and explore the evolution of drinking straws. Our journey begins a few thousand years ago with the Sumerians.
Allan Griff has been an indefatigable instructor of extrusion-related matters for decades. In this column, he recounts how the technology has evolved even as the fundamentals continue to apply. A summary of extrusion learning opportunities is included.