Comprehensive digital resource explains fundamentals of plasticating equipment for injection molding and extrusion 


Nordson’s 112-Page “Plasticating Essentials” Is Free to Online Registrants and Covers Screws, Barrels, and Front-End Components, including Details on All Xaloy® Products

A wide-ranging new resource for extrusion and injection molding processors covers all aspects of plasticating systems, with explanations of every type of screw, barrel, and front end component, including details on related Xaloy® products from Nordson Corporation.

“Plasticating Essentials” is a comprehensive, illustrated 112-page handbook available at no cost 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 key concepts such 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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