New Die Designs and Advancements in Automatic Die Controls for IMproved Efficiencies in Film Production, 2005 PLACE Conference
Frequent product changes has driven die designers to develop new technologies. This paper will focus on new die designs targeted toward the thin film producer. Features and benefits of these dies include uniform deflection, streamlined polymer flow, reduced die start up time and reduced scrap resulting in increased productivity. Automatic die lip control will be discuss as well as additional die features and coatings, all relating the increased extruder uptime and complementary to the “Lean Manufacturer”.