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04 Industry news The latest compounding industry news including international acquisitions and alliances, plus new investments and plant openings.


15 Turn-key solutions for twin-screw extrusion Twin-screw extruder makers are supplying more turn-key compounding lines to both established and emerging markets. Jennifer Markarian reports.


27 Top tips for twin-screw extruders – part one How do you get the very best from your twin-screw extruder? Bert Elliott of Leistritz has lots of practical tips in this first instalment of his two-part article.


37 Putting a stop to static and sparks Lilli Sherman looks at new developments in conductive and antistatic compounds aimed at growing markets, such as electronics, automotive and packaging.


43 Screening systems that pick the perfect pellets Pellet screeners can play a critical role in improving the quality of a compounding plant’s output. We look at machines designed to meet tough customer demands.


53 New products: machinery and equipment 55 New products: polymers and additives 58 Compounder of the month: Saco Polymers 60 Dates for your diary


coming next issue ❙ Pharmaceutical compounding ❙ Bioplastics ❙ PVC stabilizers ❙ Wire and cable


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