Plastics Technology’s Most Viewed Content in July 2022
Tips on getting rid of bubbles, machine-only settings, ultrasonic welding, calculating shot size vs. barrel capacity, and tunnel gates drew reader interest in July along with articles on resin pricing, a recycler tour, graphene masterbatches and reshoring’s surge.
- How to Get Rid of Bubbles in Injection Molding
- Stop Controlling Your Injection Molding Process with Machine-Only Settings
- SD Polymers: ‘One-Stop Solution for Mechanical Recycling’
- Prices Rising for Most Volume Resins
- Graphene Masterbatches for Flexible and Rigid Polyolefin Packaging and Beyond
- How to Solve Common Ultrasonic Welding Problems
- A Simpler Way to Calculate Shot Size vs. Barrel Capacity
- Volume Resin Prices Move in Different Directions
- Reshoring: Is the Surge Sustainable?
- Tunnel Gates for Mold Designers, Part 1
Plastics Technology’s most popular articles for July 2022 covered an array of topics.
Other than polyolefins, almost every other polymer exhibits some level of polarity and therefore can absorb a certain amount of moisture from the atmosphere. Here’s a look at some of these materials, and what needs to be done to dry them.
A new study shows how the type and amount of LDPE in blends with LLDPE affect the processing and strength/toughness properties of blown film. Data are shown for both LDPE-rich and LLDPE-rich blends.
Material behavior is fundamentally determined by the equivalence of time and temperature. But that principle tends to be lost on processors and designers. Here’s some guidance.