PT ZONE: Multi-Screw Compounding

PT Article Twin-Screw Elements Offer Option to Kneading Blocks
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Small but feature-rich underwater unit. More (+)


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System combines compounding and sheet processing in one step.

Get Ready for the Extrusion '15 Conference

Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte.

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Starting up in 2011, Uway Extrusion has begun its commercial push this year, with plans to exhibit at NPE2015 next March.

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Multi-Screw Compounding

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Most materials today are compounded on multi- (usually twin-) screw compounding extruders. Most of these machines feature co-rotating, intermeshing screws, though there are applications in which counter-rotating, intermeshing or non-intermeshing machines are used. Extruders with more than two screws have been developed for applications requiring more intense devolatilization and reactive processing.


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