Vacuum Applications and Technologies for The Plastics Industry

May 15

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 

 

 

Presenter:

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.

 


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