June 12-13, 2019 - It’s a “hands-on” seminar, not a conference!

Special emphasis on extrusion of tubes, shapes and profiles, multi-functional devices and specialty nutritional and cosmetic products

Leistritz will host the annual Pharmaceutical-Nutraceutical Extrusion Seminar on June 12-13, 2019. This "hands-on" seminar starts with the basics and explains why twin screw extrusion is a preferred manufacturing method to manufacture consistent, repeatable products.


Day-1 June 12, 2019

Opening remarks 8:30 AM

  • Twin Screw Extrusion (TSE): Theory, Tips and Test Results - Charlie Martin, Leistritz Extrusion
  • Co-rotating and counterrotating TSEs: Applications and Scale-up - Bill Thiele, Leistritz Extrusion
  • Design and Application of Twin Screw Extruder Elements - Brian Haight, Leistritz Extrusion
  • Loss-in-Weight (LIW) Feeder Optimization: How to Address the Most Overlooked Influences of Feeder Performance in Continuous Extrusion Processes - Sharon Nowak, Coperion K-Tron
  • Using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to Minimize Die Development Time - John Perdikoulias, Compuplast
  • Precision Shape Extrusion: Downstream Cooling, Pulling, Cutting and Winding - Bob Bessemer, Novatec
  • Shape of Innovation: Polymer Processing & New Product Possibilities - Tony Listro, Foster Delivery Science

Extrusion demonstrations @ Leistritz process laboratory (see below for more details)


Day-2 June 13, 2019

  • Extruded Implant Technologies - Morgan Giles, Merck
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Very Low Throughput Microbore Tubing Extrusion - Jason Baird, Davis-Standard
  • Technical Advancements for In-line Dimensional and Process Measurement of Filaments and Tubes - Keith Donahue, Zumbach Electronics
  • Die and Downstream for Film, Sheet and Co-extrusion - Augie Machado, Leistritz Extrusion
  • Use of Twin-Screw Extruders to Prototype and Produce an Ultra-Long Acting Dosage Form - Dan Lausten, Lyndra Therapeutics
  • Polymer Processing Aspects of Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extrusion - Nicolas Ioannididis, Polymer Processing Institute
  • How to Take Advantage of Numerical Simulation for Pharmaceutical Twin Screw Extrusion - Philippe David, SC-Consultants/Ludovic
  • Cleaning and Validation of Extrusion Equipment - Bert Elliott, Leistritz Extrusion
  • Control Systems for Pharma Extrusion - Pete Palmer, Wolock & Lott

Screw assembly/disassembly demonstration

Adjourn @ 4:30 pm

Interactive screw design and assembly session: As an example, see this LINK.

Co-rotating and counterrotating twin screw extruder technologies integrated into the seminar


"Hands-on" demonstrations at Leistritz process laboratory will include:

  • nano-16 twin screw extrusion system processing 50 gram batch samples
  • Film/lamination extrusion system for transdermal and dissolvable film applications
  • Foaming of an extrudate via sCO2 injection
  • Hot-face cutting of nutritional products
  • 3D filament and tube extrusion
  • Multi-layer coextrusion
ZSE-18 3D filament system to be demonstrated
A hot face pelletization demo is integrated into the program
Example of dissolvable film/transdermal system that will be demonstrated at the seminar



Where: Classroom sessions are at the Holiday Inn Select in Clinton, NJ USA and demonstrations at the nearby Leistritz Process Laboratory.

Price: Early registration, by May 14, 2019, is $820; after this date cost is $920.

Handout materials: In addition to copies of the presentations each attendee will receive a        copy of the textbook Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology, 2nd Edition.

To request a detailed agenda or to register contact May Zaw at 908/685-2333 x614 or e-mail mzaw@leistritz-extrusion.com

To register for the Pharmaceutical Extrusion Seminar please CLICK HERE.


Leistritz Extrusion 175 Meister Ave.
Somerville, NJ, 08876, USA
ph: 908/685-2333
e-mail: sales@leistritz-extrusion.com