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Articles from Plastics Technology (February 1, 2018)

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'4D Printing' Academic Project in Collaboration with Stratasys. 205
'Engage, Innovate, Evolve': Future-Oriented Culture at Octex Group: Using science, technology, and talent to give high-tech customers unprecedented speed to market. Naitove, Matthew H. Cover story 3166
'Individual Mold Control' for PET Reheat Stretch-Blow Machines. 174
A Processor's Most Important Job: PART 2: Process conditions help determine the difference between the maximum degree of crystallinity that can be achieved in a polymer and the degree that is present in a molded part. Sepe, Mike 1319
Chinaplas Tries Out New Shanghai Digs in April. 234
Cobot Helps Molder Keep Pace: Collaborative robot boosts process efficiency by 25%, while unburdening workers from the shop floor's more tedious tasks. Deligio, By Tony 1192
Compact Ultrasonic System Enables Secure Electronic Records Management. 147
Engineering Resins Maker Focuses on 3D Printing Materials: SABIC develops arsenal of specialty products based on its engineering resins for a new range of processes. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 1242
Follow These Tips to Power Up Your Purging Process. Packard, Jarred 1897
Get Ready for NPE2018: Download Official Show App: Access more than 1 million [ft.sup.2] of exhibit space and search for companies you need to see, all in the palm of your hand. Callari, Jim 329
High-Speed Stretch-Film Line. 335
How Much L/D Do You Really Need? Just like selecting the extruder size and drive combination, the L/D should be carefully evaluated. Frankland, Jim 667
Marine-Grade PC Sheets. 118
Melting Amorphous vs. Semi-Crystalline Plastics: Understanding the differences in how each melts is crucial to obtaining melt uniformity. Bozzelli, John 1216
Mold Simulation Now Optimizes Processing. 308
Networked Metal Separators Ready for Industry 4.0. 105
New 'Recyclable' Barrier Polyester for Multi-Layer PET Bottles & Films. 223
New Additives for BOPP, Wire/Cable, FR Nylon. 392
New Buffer Integrates Bottle & Cap Molding with Filling Operations. 217
New eLearning Course on 'Math for Molders'. 144
New Engineering Materials for Challenging Automotive Applications: Nylons, PPA, and PPS for high heat and chemical resistance and/or high strength with lightweight. Naitove, Matt 646
New Nylon & PET Electrical Compounds. 140
No-Post-Cure LSR for Baby Care, Medical, and Food Contact. 128
PE, PVC Prices Down; PP, PS, PET Up: But what's going up could go down again soon. Sherman, Lilli Manolis 1264
Planetary Mixer Testing at No Charge. 152
Plastics Hall of Fame To Induct 10 New Members. 430
Processing Index Finishes 2017 Strongly: December's reading of 55.5 was second highest of 2017. Guckes, Michael 357
Projections Point to Robust Growth in Packaging: Revenues for publicly traded firms in plastics packaging and containers increased by more than 7% in the third quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier. The growth trend is up for this year and next. Guckes, Michael 457
Quick-Change Manual Screen Changer. 179
R&D Effort to Boost Efficiency in Thermoformed Packaging. 171
Technology Takes Aim At Drying Specialized Resins: Novatec develops new at-the-press drying solutions for molders tackling highly tailored nylons and other specialty materials. Callari, By Jim 1160
Tunnel Gates for Processors: PART 2: What you need to know to overcome problems out on the production floor. Fattori, Jim 1799
Vacuum Drying Sucks Wasted Time From Process Set-Up: A switch to vacuum drying resulted in a completely revamped process for this custom molder. Deligio, Tony 515
Variable-Speed Chillers Boast Dramatic Energy Savings. 205
What is Your Extruder Trying to Tell You? Being in tune with your film extrusion equipment will allow you to identify issues before they start impacting production. Hobson, Wes; Rutkowske, Mike 1698

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