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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Strand Pelletizing: Follow These Steps to Determine Your Water Bath Length
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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.
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K 2019 Preview: Green's the Theme in Extrusion & Compounding

Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular.