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TPGOA Technical Insights

Here are some brief observations from TPG's Director of Technical Services on how advancements in compounding technology have been impacting the industry. Some are summaries of new technologies while others are meant to inform you about best practices in the industry - all are designed to enhance your understanding of our products and processes. We hope that you find them helpful when determining the best product to use or approach to take for optimizing your next application.

Sequential Valve Gating

Optimizing Molding Profitability

Ejector Pin Issues

Overcoming Injection Mold Design Issues

Optimizing Polyolefins

An Industry Update

Meeting a Challenge

Quick Primer on CFAs

On-line Rheometers Expedite Product Testing

Injection Mold Cooling Designs

Hot Air Drying

Melt Flow Index

Thermogravimetric Analysis

Optimizing Cooling Time in Injection Molding

Styrenic Rubber Triblock Polymers for PP modification

Bonding Polypropylene with Industrial Adhesive

Hot Plate Welding

Things to Know About GMS (Glycerol Monostearate)

Spiral Flow Molding

Cracking/Crazing

Optimizing Thermal Conductivity

The Benefits of Milled Glass Fibers

Optimizing Performance Using a Differential Scanning Calorimeter

The Role of Melt Viscosity in Injection Molding

Injection Molding Material Cushions

Controlled Process Problems and Part-Sticking

Tool Design for Glass-Filled Materials

Viscosity Differences in Polymer Melts

Rotational Molding

One Approach to Minimizing Frozen Layer Fraction

Insert Molding

Extrusion Coating and Lamination

Controlled Viscosity Additives

The Benefits of Metal-to-Plastic Conversion


TPG makes every effort to insure that the information contained herein is accurate - however, we accept no liability for the content of this piece, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.
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