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TBL Performance Plastics initially ran tests with a polycarbonate, but it failed to achieve the strength, transparency, heat resistance, hydrolytic stability, and retention of mechanical properties required by the application.
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.
This week’s finds include a product that prevents improper injection mold alignment, a chill new tool for plastics processors, and industry’s first self-contained cobot for packing lids and containers.