Nordson’s “Plasticating Essentials” Explains Fundamentals for Injection Molding and Extrusion

Nordson’s ‘Plasticating Essentials’ Explains Fundamentals for Injection Molding and Extrusion

Plastics Business

A wide-ranging resource for extrusion and injection molding processors that covers all aspects of plasticating systems, with explanations of every type of screw, barrel and front end component, including details on related Xaloy® products has been released by Nordson Corporation, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio.

“Plasticating Essentials” is a comprehensive, illustrated 112-page handbook available for free to those who register at

The handbook covers numerous types of mixing and barrier screws, barrel designs, and valves and end caps. In addition, there are discussions of such key concepts as screw ratios and shot size; alternatives in screw and barrel composition, coatings and barrel heating; and issues like feeding problems, screw repair and barrel inspection. Questionnaires are provided for establishing specifications for replacement injection or extrusion screws.

“Nordson developed ‘Plasticating Essentials’ to help customers make component selections that maximize productivity, product quality and operating economy,” said Kelly Harings, global marketing manager for Nordson Polymer Processing Systems. “This new resource systematizes the Xaloy team’s decades of experience in designing and manufacturing plasticating components and working with customers on thousands of projects.”

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