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The most interesting new technology at the Society of Plastic Engineer’s recent 31st Annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh October 12-14 (, is certainly W. Mueller GmbH’s continuous physical foaming extrusion head. Mueller in Troisdorf-Spich, Germany, introduced the head at NPE 2015, but the blow molding conference was the first presentation of the technology.


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Markets: Resins (thermoplastics, thermosets, TPEs, composites, bioplastics), auxiliaries for assembly (adhesives, ultrasonic welding, thermal joining methods), process control and monitoring, materials research and testing

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