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Articles from Plastics Technology (September 1, 2003)

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'Dry cleaning' process recycles contaminated film without water. Schut, Jan H. 501
'Stretch-hood' wrap comes from Europe to U.S. 130
Agricultural film booms, construction film holds its own. Thedinger, Bart 614
Black nylon 6 is laser weldable. 155
Blown film auto-gauging uses physical actuators. 167
Bronze seal reduces wear on gear pumps. 117
CAD repair software adds Pro/E healing capability. 133
Coex blown film die has shorter flow paths. 174
Compounding: for nano-, long-glass, and wood composites, exhibitors presented new systems with four screws, tandem twin-screws, and twin-plus-single-screw combinations. Schut, Jan H. 1390
Cooling software improves mold-temperature control. 135
Crompton completes buy of GE chemicals. 119
Database coming for natural fibers. 84
Decorating & printing: the Chicago show presented a whole new way to decorate. There were also plenty of improvements in ink-jet and pad printing, hot stamping, laser marking, and surface treating. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 1465
Dual-bolt melt filter is now more economical. 124
Environmental test chambers from new source. 91
EPS cups now in vending machines. 113
Fast-cure epoxy adhesive has high flexibility. 129
Faster leak detector finds 4-mil holes. 118
Gallon heat-set PET bottle squares off. 159
Get better plasticating of lubricated compounds. 140
Get up-to-date controls for older extruders. 182
Hard choices. Naitove, Matt 341
High-intensity heat tunnel. 105
Hot runners: from complete hot halves to individual nozzles, a host of new products promise smaller gate vestiges, less maintenance, better temperature control, and lower cost. Knights, Mikell 3325
Improved metal separator for chutes & hoppers. 88
Industry datebook. 362
Injection-compression makes thinner parts. 261
Insulating wrap holds in nozzle heat. 86
Ionizing blower works at longer distances. 116
IR imaging adapted to rotary & in-line formers. 148
Lifters approach ejection from a new angle. 157
Machine vision gets smaller & faster. 91
Materials: new materials at NPE 2003 target automotive, appliance, and packaging sectors. Engineering thermoplastics dominate the news, but there were also several new TPEs and a few polypropylene introductions. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 2589
Mid-priced FDM rapid prototyper uses ABS, PC. 116
Monolayer PET bottles emerge in barrier uses. 244
Nanoclay concentrates boost flame resistance. 189
New approach to plastic surface treatment. 155
New cores for resin infusion. 92
New directions in nanocomposites R&D. 240
New dual-spider die makes stronger pipe. 129
New real-time features upgrade plant monitoring. 164
New single-site technology produces LLDPEs for film, injection & rotomolding. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 866
New vision systems for mold & part inspection. 245
New-generation SEBS has processing advantages. Leaversuch, Robert 589
PC film for decorative inserts improves printing. 117
Phenolic BMC arrives. 125
Plate circuitry onto new laser-activated PBT. 140
Polymeric flame retardant boosts flow in PBT, nylon. 105
PPS, LCP grades added to medical slate. 132
Prices soft or flat--except for PET. Schut, Jan H. 1889
PUR & steel 'sandwich plate' repairs heavy metal structures. 246
Recycle prices flat--but poised for downturn? Block, Debbie Galante 477
Servo trimmer tackles hard-to-finish bottles. 95
Sheet rolls slide out instead of swiveling. 116
Sheets offer 'special effects'. 141
Stereolithography gets filled liquid materials. 136
Thermal scanner 'reads' thinner films. 129
Thermoforming is a family affair. Leaversuch, Robert 588

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