Plastics are everywhere. From grocery store bags and most shopping carts to single-use cups and food packaging, you just can’t get away from it. According to the non-profit, Plastic Oceans, the world manufactures 300 million tons of plastic each year. When you think about 300…Continue reading ANTEC® 2020: What is the Plastics Loop and Why Does it Matter?
When it’s time to replace your industrial machine knives or blades, you might not realize you have a choice when comes to your knife vendor. OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured) replacement knives are those that are made or sold by the manufacturer of the machinery. Finding the…Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to look at ACE Brand Knives vs. the OEM
The pelletizing industry is so vast that addressing each possible pelletizer material is nearly impossible. However, most pelletizers fall into a handful of broad categories. Each of these groups has unique pelletizer blade concerns and requirements.Continue reading Understanding Pelletizing Materials
The balance of maintenance cost versus downtime is the most common question we receive from our industrial cutting customers. Maintenance-induced downtime is costly in so many ways. Obviously, when a machine is down for maintenance it is not running production; however, production…Continue reading Should You Be Using Nikro Knives in Your Underwater Pelletizing Operation?
Most underwater pelletizers look to their blades when pellets change consistency or production decreases. As the most common wear-out part, underwater pelletizing blades should be inspected at routine intervals. However, many operators miss-out on cost reduction opportunities by…Continue reading How to Cut Costs Through Underwater Pelletizer Die Maintenance
Industrial improvement projects often boil down to a central theme: do it better, for less cost. However, these two goals can seem run at odds with one another, but their opposition is only surface deep, especially where maintenance is concerned. Most of us have experienced the…Continue reading Is Sharpening Your Pelletizer Rotor Worth the Cost?
In the past six decades, since the mass production of plastics began, the global production of plastics has increased rapidly resulting in the development of 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics. Since plastics take more than 400 years to degrade, plastics recycling programs are…Continue reading NPE 2018 - The Plastics Loop Needs You!