Extruder Principles and Operation / Edition 2

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Thoroughly updated since the publication of the first edition, with new chapters on die design for operators, solids conveying and melting and twin-screw extruders, this book bridges the gap between theoretical studies and the practical experience of the processor in the extrusion of thermoplastic polymers and rubbers.
Theoretical discussions generally give little attention to practical considerations, such as the conflict between productivity and product quality. Here however the authors give a clear representation of the physical mechanisms on which so much of the polymer processing industry depends, followed by guidance on operational strategies and the likely effects in terms of output, quality, uniformity and stability. Practical information is given on start-up trials, scale-up, product changing, dismantling and cleaning.
Supported by over 40 tables and 176 figures, Extruder Principles and Operation will provide commercial processors with a logical background based on theory and experience, which will help them to obtain the best performance from their equipment, to recognize its limitations and to face new problems with confidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412635908
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1995
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Practical extrusion processes and their requirements 4
3 Flow behaviour relevant to extrusion 27
4 Thermal and energy properties in processing 54
5 Extrusion dies 65
6 Principles of melt flow in single-screw extruders 127
7 Solids conveying and melting in single-screw extruders 175
8 Principles of energy balance 225
9 Operation of single-screw extruders 270
10 Twin-screw extruders 316
11 Extruder operation as part of a total process 352
12 Practical extruder operation 384
13 Application to the individual machine 399
App. A Properties of polymers for heat and flow 405
App. B Derivations of flow and pressure 413
App. C Energy consumption and energy balance 427
App. D Stability of melt pumping section 467
App. E List of tables 469
References 471
Index 475
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