Compounding

In compounding, various materials are mixed and melted—generally in an extruder of some type—then pelletized. This pelletized material is subsequently processed into a finished or semi-finished part by either molding or extrusion. Most compounding is done on twin-screw extruders of either co-rotating or counter-rotating design. Other types of equipment, such as ingle-screw extruders, kneaders and mixers, can also used to compound materials. From this zone you will be able to navigate to more specific information on single- and multiple-screw compounding.

Related Topics: Multi-Screw Compounding | Single-Screw Compounding |

Loading the player ...
Knowledge Center

Insights into plastics technologies from industry experts.

Features

Service & Response Drive Growth of Custom Compounder

Lanier Color has experienced an eightfold increase in business since 2000. Its focus on technical support and customer service help explain why.
Features

New Culture, New Capabilities, New Challenges

Over the last few years, Henkel has not only transformed what its Richmond facility does, but also altered how it operates in terms of culture.