I’ve talked in past columns about the four evils of overheating: Polymer degradation, cooling problems, sizing problems and the effect on additives. Summertime seems like a good time to revisit and expand on this theme.
Allan Griff’s one-hour webinar on the “Ten (11) key principles of extrusion” is now available for free on-demand viewing. Want to take a deeper dive? Griff hosts a live full-day seminar in Costa Mesa, CA, at the end of this month.
Japanese Tier 1 Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. is expanding production capacity for plastic fuel filler pipes in both Japan and the U.S. to meet growing demand for lightweight systems that contribute to enhanced environmental performance in automobiles.
To estimate the value of a used extrusion line, invoke the rule of thirds: Offer the seller one-third of the cost of a new line similar to the used one and set aside another third to fix what’s broken and for shipment expenses. The final third is your reward for buying used.
The traveling planetary cutter from Conair features a programmable, servo-driven cutting head that cuts small-diameter medical plastic tubing so precisely that the need for secondary, off-line tube finishing is virtually eliminated.