Extrusion: The Definitive Processing Guide and Handbook, Second Edition

  • 15h 57m
  • Eldridge M. Mount III, Harold F. Giles Jr., John R. Wagner Jr.
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2014

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.

  • A practical guide to the selection, design and optimization of extrusion processes and equipment
  • Designed to improve production efficiency and product quality
  • Focuses on practical fault analysis and troubleshooting techniques

In this Book

  • Obituary
  • Extrusion Process
  • Extruder Safety
  • Single Screw Extruder—Equipment
  • Plastic Behavior in the Extruder
  • Screw Design
  • Processing Conditions
  • Scale-up
  • Shear Rates, Pressure Drops, and other Extruder Calculations
  • Twin Screw Extrusion Process
  • Extruder Safety
  • Twin Screw Extruder Equipment
  • Plastic Behavior in Twin Screw Extruders
  • Screw Design
  • Processing Conditions
  • Applications
  • Scale-up
  • Shear Rate, Pressure Drop, and other Extruder Calculations
  • Polymer Overview and Definitions
  • Polymer Structure
  • Polymer Rheology
  • Testing Properties
  • Processing Recommendations for Various Resin Systems
  • Problem Solving
  • Five-Step Problem Solving Process
  • Design of Experiments
  • Quality
  • Troubleshooting Mechanical Extrusion Problems
  • Troubleshooting Extrusion Product Problems
  • Troubleshooting Sheet Extrusion
  • Troubleshooting Cast Film
  • Troubleshooting Blown Film
  • Troubleshooting Profile and Pipe
  • Feed Systems
  • Drying
  • Screen Changers
  • Gear Pumps
  • Granulators
  • Chillers and Heaters
  • Screw Cleaning and Purge Compounds
  • Coextrusion Applications
  • Feedblocks and Dies
  • Polymer Selection for Coextrusion
  • Troubleshooting Coextrusion
  • Compounding
  • Sheet and Cast Film
  • Blown Film
  • Extrusion Coating and Lamination
  • Wire and Cable Coating
  • Profile Extrusion
  • Pipe and Tubing Extrusion
  • Monofilaments
  • Extrusion Blow Molding
  • Foam Extrusion
  • Solid Stock Shapes
  • Reprocessing


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