Plastics Technology

NOV 2018

Plastics Technology - Dedicated to improving Plastics Processing.

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VOLUME 6 4 • NUMBER 11 On-Site Recycling Breathes New Life into Textile Leader Fiber producer Unifi reinvents itself as a plastics recycler that turns PET bottles into recycled fibers. By Heather Caliendo Senior Editor 44 36 What Thermal Imaging Can Do For Your Molding Process It can aid in process development, production monitoring, and trouble- shooting. Here's one molder's primer on the subject. By Michael J. Mortvedt, Juno Pacific How to Maximize Your Conveying System Performance If your conveying system isn't up to snuff, and you don't have the budget to overhaul or expand it, don't lose hope. There are many factors that could be limiting your conveying performance, and a number of them cost little or nothing to fix. By Doug Brewster, Conair Group 40 Tips and Techniques Tips and Techniques 4 FROM THE EDITOR 6 STARTING UP CLOSE-UP ON TECHNOLOGY 10 Additive Manufacturing 16 Recycling KNOW HOW 20 Materials 24 Injection Molding 28 Tooling KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY 47 Compounding 47 Feeding/Loading 48 Additives 48 Parts Conveying 48 Materials 49 Recycling 50 Blow Molding 50 Injection Molding 52 Automation 52 Materials Handling 53 Tooling 54 Heating/Cooling YOUR BUSINESS 55 Resin-Pricing Analysis 57 Gardner Business Index: Plastics Processing 58 Market Watch 59 Marketplace 64 Processor's Edge PTonline.com 1 Plastics Technology

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