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Articles from Plastics Technology (September 1, 2015)

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A very small world micromolding at Makuta: Makuta Technics sweats the tiny details so it can run lights out' most of the day. Naitove, Matthew H. 3414
Advanced styrenic lets molder shed new light on automotive part: Polyoptics teamed up with Styrolution to develop a 'breakthrough' process for light guides. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 547
Barrier screws and mixers: for some reason, there are a lot of barrier screws in operation with high-shear mixers, when a distributive mixer is usually a better choice. Frankland, Jim 715
Betting on biopolymers: a new injection molding business is focused 100% on compostable, plant-based polymers. Naitove, Matt 1338
Bioplastic 3D printing filament with excellent finish. 119
Captive molder gives new blenders a 'Whirl': by updating presses with multi-component blenders, Whirley Drinkworks drastically slashes colorant costs. Callari, Jim 806
Closing all the loops: 'Talking' machines pave the way for processing plants of tomorrow: at the convergence of smarter equipment, open communication protocols, and more powerful networks, a new shop floor emerges where groups of intelligent machines work seamlessly as integrated systems. Deligio, Tony 2951
Commodity resin prices soft, except for PP: the price trajectory for PE, PS, and PVC appears to be downward but firmly steady for PP. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 1046
Contraction accelerates for third month: index has been trending down since last March. Kline, Steve, Jr. 592
Control system for extrusion. 142
Device protects rotary valve. 150
Frost effect is a first for plastic water bottles. 205
Growth in auto production to slow in 2016: trends in leading indicators explain why. Kline, Steve, Jr. 529
High-performance processing aid for rigid PVC profiles. 103
High-performance shielding compounds for thin walls. 199
High-resolution halogen moisture analyzer. 137
Higher-speed system, IML unit unveiled. 222
Hot-runner controller with touchscreen. 104
info FILE. 703
infoNET. 385
Kansas State opens first Bulk Solids Innovation Center. 103
Keep extruder barrels aligned ... and production on target. Colella, Mark 1144
Mold clear lenses without yellowing, black specks. 133
Mold maintenance hand skills: it's all about connectivity. Johnson, Steve 1908
New head needs no fasteners. 141
New materials offer cost, performance advantages to PEEK in automotive: two new families of PAEK offer combination of economy and performance for demanding automotive applications. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 508
New mold steel has higher heat transfer. 110
New nano-diamond mold coating protects steel & aluminum. 123
New process creates diamond-like pellets. 214
New TPE series to debut at Fakuma 2015. 210
Overcome the challenges in winding flexible packaging film. Smith, R. Duane 3034
Principles and technologies on foaming thermoplastic polymers. 227
Recycling's 'vision' of the future: optical sorting technology continues to help push advances in plastics recycling. Holmes, Kim 1588
Rhein Chemie merged into Lanxess. 102
The impact of hydraulics on tool design: here are more tips on using hydraulically actuated devices on your tools. Kerkstra, Randy 1245
The problems with single-point data: in plastics, notched Izod and Charpy test results have been complicated by the way they are reported. Sepe, Mike 1340
TPE gives molded products rubber-like properties, good finish. 130
Ultra-light PET bottle expands range for hot-fill. 183
Understanding machine vs. plastic variables: why setup sheets, DOEs, validations, etc., may not yield the results they should. Bozzelli, John 1198
Unifi upgrades recycling plant. 253
Upgraded tear tester for films. 111
Victrex acquires Kleiss Gears to bolster PEEK gears growth. 146
What comes around is going around ... very quickly. Callari, Jim 557

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