Plastics Technology

JUL 2018

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VOLUME 6 4 • NUMBER 7 Cover Story Trash as Value: Turning Ocean Waste Into Viable Products So-called "ocean plastics" is a global problem, but a wide range of companies across the entire supply chain have put in the time, money and R&D efforts necessary to make capturing and converting the material into a sustainable business. But demand must follow. By Heather Caliendo, Senior Editor 44 28 An Engineering Approach to Mold-Cooling Circuit Design The Energy Density vs. ΔT/in. relationship is an important step forward in pursuit of a science- based approach to cooling-circuit design. Here's why. By Philip M. Burger Burger & Brown Engineering Industry 4.0 Gives DMT a Sharper Edge Leading maker of blade sharpeners boosts productivity in captive molding with cutting-edge connectivity. By Matthew H. Naitove, Executive Editor 38 On-Site Tips and Techniques 6 FROM THE EDITOR 8 STARTING UP CLOSE-UP 14 NPE2018 First Report KNOW HOW 22 Injection Molding 24 Extrusion KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY 48 Extrusion 49 Compounding 50 Materials 50 Injection Molding 50 Blow Molding 50 Automation 51 Additives 52 Thermoforming YOUR BUSINESS 54 Resin-Pricing Analysis 56 Gardner Business Index: Plastics Processing 58 Market Watch 59 Marketplace 64 Processor's Edge PTonline.com 1 Plastics Technology

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