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Flat die lip inserts

A new system of interchangeable lip inserts for flat dies speeds changeovers by 50% compared to replacing an entire lip assembly, according to Extrusion Dies (Chippewa Falls, WI).

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The company's Advanced Lip Technology (ALT) modular system is desig-ned to work with its Fast Gap® automatic die gap adjustment system to help cast film and sheet producers meet just-in-time delivery demands. ALT is said to provide faster setups than conventional dies, and quicker purging with gel-prone resins such as polyesters. Downtime is minimal, too.

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