“Making Properties and Profits”, Twin-Screw Extrusion Training Workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Thursday, October 03, 2013

Location: 8900 Research Drive - Charlotte, NC, USA

Description: Three-day workshop focuses on the application of intermeshing co-rotating extruders in compounding applications. Training is directed towards machine operators, process engineers and supervisors as well as product development scientists in both research and manufacturing environments. The goal of this workshop is to explain how twin-screw extruders create properties. Interactions between screw design, raw materials and process parameters are presented in such a way that both experienced users and novices will benefit. Common unit operations are explained in practical terms with no prior knowledge or experience required. Upon completion of the training, participants will return to the workplace armed with techniques to improve quality, production rate and yield. Participants will conduct hands-on compounding experiments using a Theysohn TSK 20 with split-barrel capability. The hands-on portion of this workshop is designed to be an interactive experience rather than a demonstration for spectators. Workshop participants will be introduced to experimental design as a method to identify optimum compounding conditions. Cost: $990 Contact: Beverly Jarrell (704) 602-4127; bjarrell@polymers-center.org Website: www.polymers-center.org

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