Extruder Closed-Loop Cleaning, Treatment, and Preventative Steps

March 11, 2021

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barrel cooling restoration from distilled, glycol, and treated water samples

This webinar will educate attendees on common water issues faced within closed-loop systems, specific to the extrusion process. Topics will include identifying these problem areas, proper clean out, and preventative coolants.




  • Water quality, processing applications, and implications
  • Chemically cleaning out your extruder
  • Cost benefits of using coolants



Brian Whitaker

Technical Manager; iD Additives, Inc.

Bryan Whitaker is a Technical Manager of iD Additives, Inc. in La Grange, IL, a manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. He studied at Purdue University before starting his career as an account manager in 2012, working with various plastics professionals before fully converting to the plastics industry in 2018 with the iD Team. iD Additives is a multi-year member of the Inc. 5000 for America's Fastest Growing Companies.