Vacuum Applications and Technologies for The Plastics Industry

May 15

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There are many vacuum applications in plastics processing. This presentation covers some of these applications from compounding, extruder degassing, vacuum calibration tables, foaming and molding of expanded polystyrene to name a few. Also, addressed are the factors to be considered in selecting appropriate vacuum pump technologies and accessories, with a brief explanation of the principal of operation of various types of vacuum pumps and a summary of the pro’s & con’s of each technology type. 

Primary Topics: 
- Where vacuum is used in the plastics processing 
- How liquid ring vacuum pumps operate 
- How dry vacuum pumps operate 
- Advantages & disadvantages of vacuum technology types 




Tushar Kulkarni, Senior Systems Engineer, Busch LLC
Tushar has over 11 years of engineering experience in the vacuum pumps and compressors industry. He holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include centralized system design, manufacturing and process improvement.