Plastics Processing: How To Succeed In An Ever-Changing Industry, Part 3

As discussed in our previous posts, technicians are the key to implementing sustainable change. This is undeniably true. You need competent techs to succeed. And managers that insist otherwise are simply finding excuses for maintaining the status quo. We hear it all the time: “You don’t understand, it’s different here… we don’t have a lot […]

Material Drying, Part 3: Common Dryer Types

Did you know there are 4 different types of material dryers commonly used in the plastics industry? In fact, many processing facilities are using the wrong type of dryer for their material drying application. In this post, we will discuss each type of dryer and its appropriate usage. Hot Air Dryers The most basic type […]

Material Drying, Part 2: Moisture Measurement

Just because the material has been dried at the specified temperature for the specified amount of time does not guarantee it is actually dried to the material supplier’s specifications. If you dry material in-house, you must have a method of measuring the actual moisture contained in the material. In most hygroscopic materials, water attacks the […]