Single-Screw Compounding

Once the workhorse of compounding, single screws were supplanted by multiple screw machines because of the latter’s advantage to perform dispersive mixing. However, new screw designs and mixing elements are regularly being developed to extend the range of single-screw machines.

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Compounding: Part 1 of 2: Demystifying Devolatilization
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Compounding: Part 1 of 2: Demystifying Devolatilization

Very little has been written about this critical topic, and most of what has been published is theoretical. Here’s some practical guidance to help you better understand the process and improve your operation.

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Strand Pelletizing: Follow These Steps to Determine Your Water Bath Length

Use heat-transfer equations as a shortcut to get you in the ballpark of how long your pelletizing water bath should be.