Processing Nylons on Blown, Cast And Bi-ax Equipment

April 18

Nylons (or polyamides) are important thermoplastic materials, which are commercially produced and processed for many applications. Some of the different Nylons are: Nylon 46, Nylon 66, Nylon 6, Nylon 6/66, Nylon 69, Nylon 610, Nylon 612, Nylon 11, Nylon 12, Terpolymer, Aromatic, Slow Crystallizing, and Amorphous Nylons. This presentation focuses on processing of Nylon 6, Nylon 6/66, Nylon 612 and their blends on different equipments such as Blown (air or water cooled), Cast or Bi-ax annular processes. Properties of single & multilayer film, methods of annealing and applications are also presented. 

Primary Topics: 
• Fundamental properties of Nylon 6 with comparison to other Nylons (46, 66, 6/66, 11, 612….). 
• Nylon film fabrication by Blown (air or water cooled), Cast and Bi-ax annular processes. 
• Annealing: Correlation of the Equipment and Process (Temperature and RH) to molecular orientation in the Nylon film during Annealing. 
• Applications: Thermoforming, Non-Forming, VFFS, HFFS, High barrier shrink films (meat & cheese), Vacuum bags, Sausage casing and Lidding film. 

Presenter: Harinder Tamber 
Dr. Harinder Tamber is the Director of Polymer Resin and Film Extrusion Consultants Inc. He did his PhD from SUNY, PRI, Syracuse NY and M. Tech from IIT Delhi. He has over 20 years of experience in blown, cast, bi-ax, lamination and extrusion coating equipment, process and film structures. He is member of ACS, TAPPI, SPE and CanSIA. He has 6 US patents and 5 patents (pending), presented over 25 technical papers in US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and India.

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