Twin screw extruders (TSEs) are used to process virtually every type of plastic that is used today. The goal of this chapter is to define how twin screw extrusion (TSEs) can be used to process thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) formulations that contain additive and fillers into pellets and shapes. Some simple formulas are interspersed with the text to provide insight into how TSEs are designed and the advantages of using TSEs for the synthesis, processing, and compounding of thermoplastic urethanes.
In addition to basic TSE theory, compounding techniques and for wide ranging polyurethane applications, examples of these specialty TPU systems are described:
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Editor's note: Reference Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes, 2nd Edition, A practical handbook, rather than merely a chemistry reference, offers an easy-to-follow compilation of crucial new information on polyurethane technology.
You've purchased a new twin screw extruder ... now you have to get it up and running as quickly and economically as possible. The following describes some guidelines that might be helpful to ensure a successful installation and commissioning.
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As another year passes, twin screw extrusion technology continues to advance. More and more twin screw extruders are being supplied as part of complete systems, big and small, making a wide variety of sophisticated products as reflected on the Leistritz 2018 calendar.
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