Extrusion, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1437734820
  • ISBN-13: 9781437734829
  • DDC: 668.413
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 636 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The second edition of Extrusion is designed to aid operators, engineers, and managers in extrusion processing in quickly answering practical day-to-day questions. The first part of the book provides the fundamental principles, for operators and engineers, of polymeric materials extrusion processing in single and twin screw extruders. The next section covers advanced topics including troubleshooting, auxiliary equipment, and coextrusion for operators, engineers, and managers. The final part provides applications case studies in key areas for engineers such as compounding, blown film, extrusion blow molding, coating, foam, and reprocessing. This practical guide to extrusion brings together both equipment and materials processing aspects. It covers basic and advanced topics, for reference and training, in thermoplastics processing in the extruder. Detailed reference data are provided on such important operating conditions as temperatures, start-up procedures, shear rates, pressure drops, and safety.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to First Edition.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Single Screw Extrusion.
2: Extrusion Process.
3: Extruder Safety.
4: Single Screw Extruder: Equipment.
5: Plastic Behavior in the Extruder.
6: Screw Design.
7: Processing Conditions.
8: Scale-Up.
9: Shear Rates, Pressure Drops, and Other Extruder Calculations.
10: Twin Screw Extrusion.
11: Twin Screw Extrusion Process.
12: Extruder Safety.
13: Twin Screw Extruder Equipment.
14: Plastic Behavior in Twin Screw Extruders.
15: Screw Design.
16: Processing Conditions.
17: Applications.
18: Scale-Up.
19: Shear Rate, Pressure Drop, and Other Extruder Calculations.
20: Polymeric Materials.
21: Polymer Overview and Definitions.
22: Polymer Structure.
23: Polymer Rheology.
24: Testing Properties.
25: Processing Recommendations for Various Resin Systems.
26: Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process.
27: Problem Solving.
28: Five-Step Problem Solving Process.
29: Design of Experiments.
30: Quality.
31: Troubleshooting Mechanical Extrusion Problems.
32: Troubleshooting Extrusion Product Problems.
33: Troubleshooting Sheet Extrusion.
34: Troubleshooting Cast Film.
35: Troubleshooting Blown Film.
36: Troubleshooting Profile and Pipe.
37: Auxiliary Equipment.
38: Feed Systems.
39: Drying.
40: Screen Changers.
41: Gear Pumps.
42: Granulators.
43: Chillers and Heaters.
44: Coextrusion.
45: Screw Cleaning and Purge Compounds.
46: Coextrusion Applications.
47: Feedblocks and Dies.
48: Polymer Selection for Coextrusion.
49: Troubleshooting Coextrusion.
50: Extrusion Applications.
51: Compounding.
52: Sheet and Cast Film.
53: Blown Film.
54: Extrusion Coating and Lamination.
55: Wire and Cable Coating.
56: Profile Extrusion.
57: Pipe and Tubing Extrusion.
58: Monofilaments.
59: Extrusion Blow Molding.
60: Foam Extrusion.
61: Solid Stock Shapes.
62: Reprocessing.