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SEP 2018

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VOLUME 6 4 • NUMBER 09 News in Materials & Additives Here's more news in engineering resins, TPEs, bioplastics, polyolefin film grades, PVC, and a range of additives from the Big Show not reported in all our other previous coverage. By Lilli Manolis Sherman, Senior Editor On-Site Accredo's Credo: Designed for Sustainability, Built for Success In fewer than 10 years, Accredo Packaging has developed innovative packaging solutions—including the first-ever all-PE barrier standup pouch—while maintaining its commitment to 'green.' Photos by Adrian Arroyos By Jim Callari, Editorial Director 68 62 50 Reducing Low-Level Background Gels in PE Film While often considered acceptable, they need not be tolerated and usually stem from minor screw-design flaws. Here's what you can do about them. By M.A. Spalding, Xiaofei Sun, E.I. Garcia- Meitin, and S.L. Kodjie, Dow Chemical Co.; G.A. Campbell, Clarkson Univ./Castle Associates; T.W. Womer, TWWomer and Associates LLC Pellet-to-Gate Control: The Value of a Holistic View Of Melt Management Molders tend to think about the elements of a melt-delivery system in isolation from each other. But taking an integrated view of the whole system can have big advantages. By Bruce Catoen, Milacron Inc. 54 Feature Troubleshooting NPE2018 Wrap-Up 4 FROM THE EDITOR 6 STARTING UP CLOSE-UP 10 NPE2018 Wrap-Up: Auxiliary Equipment 16 NPE2018 Wrap-Up: Robots 24 NPE2018 Wrap-Up: Tooling KNOW HOW 30 Materials 34 Injection Molding 40 Extrusion 46 Tooling KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY 72 Recycling/Scrap Reclaim 73 Testing 74 Injection Molding 74 Materials Handling YOUR BUSINESS 78 Resin-Pricing Analysis 80 Gardner Business Index: Plastics Processing 82 Market Watch 83 Marketplace 88 Processor's Edge 1 Plastics Technology

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