Blog

Networking and Educational Gold at K2019
The K Fair is a gold mine when it comes to networking and educational opportunities. Here are our top resources for connecting with peers and gaining industry knowledge.
Read More >
Resources to Thrive at K2019
As with any trade show, but especially with K, you must plan, plan, plan. Our K show experts have compiled a list of 10 resources to help you maximize your time and eliminate unnecessary headaches.
Read More >
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Series Part III – Effective Purging for Scheduled Maintenance & Disassembly – Purging 3 of 3
In this blog, we will focus on a two-step purging process. This includes a high-viscosity resin purge followed by a cast acrylic purge.
Read More >
Surviving the K Marathon!
Our K fair veterans have compiled a list to help you survive the K fair marathon and get across the finish line in good shape.
Read More >
10 Things to Know about K2019
We’ve called on the experience of our veteran teammates to help you navigate K2019 and get the most out of your experience. This first blog gets us started with 10 things to know as you prepare for this mammoth show.
Read More >
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Series Part III – Effective Shutdown and Restart Procedures – Purging 2 of 3
A systematic shutdown and restart are essential to minimize purge time and ensure a smooth restart. Check out these procedures to minimize material degradation and waste.
Read More >
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance III, Purging – Part 1 of 3
Incorrect purging procedures for product changeover, line shutdown and restart can lead to premature polymer degradation that will significantly impact yield and productivity, and lead to unwanted downtime. This blog post will cover common sense purging methods that can increase uptime and minimize waste.
Read More >
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part II
In the blog post, Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part I, we discussed the importance of maintaining the clearance between the screw and barrel on your extruder to ensure that your equipment is operating at maximum efficiency. This blog will examine how to accurately measure the inner diameter of the extruder barrel.
Read More >
Essential Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenance Part I
Achieving processing goals, product quality and avoiding unexpected equipment shutdowns are critical for operational excellence and profitability. Ensuring the feedscrew and barrel remain in top condition is an essential part of this equation. In part one of the Feedscrew and Barrel Maintenace, we will discuss feedscrew measurement.
Read More >
Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity, Part III
In part III of the Feedscrew and Design Truths for Improved Longevity series, we discuss how surface treatments or screw coatings can be used to improve screw wear.
Read More >