By G. F. Turnbull (auth.), A. Whelan, D. J. Dunning (eds.)
In the sector of plastics know-how, the method of extrusion is common and significant. it's hired within the compounding and pelletising of plastics fabrics, of their conversion into items (such as profiles, pipe, hose, sheet, movie or bottles) and within the coating of wires, cables, paper, board or foil. a huge cause of its use is the screw extruder's skill to soften successfully and pump continually quite a lot of plastics fabrics. the certainty of the melting/pumping operation of the extruder and the advance of bigger and faster-running machines so one can supply larger outputs were given nice consciousness and the consequences were commonly released. even if, the complete production know-how for extruded items has additionally built, fairly lately. This has happened not just by way of smooth screw extruders, but in addition by way of the incorporation of enhanced technique regulate platforms, the higher layout of dies and extrudate dealing with equipment and through the utilisation of more desirable plastics fabrics and ingredients. it's the goal of this ebook to provide chosen themes which give a contribution to, or exemplify, those advancements in extrusion-based processes.
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T. COLLINGTON TABLE 4 TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CELLULAR PVC PROFILES Property Flex strength (psi) Deflection temp. (DC) at 264 psi at 66 psi Flammability a Density of extrudate (g/cm 3 )a Test method ASTM D790 ASTM D648 ASTM D653 0·67 0·60 0·58 3800 3150 3120 57 70 Non-burn 57 70 Non-burn 55 Non-burn All extrudates of a standard thickness of 0·125 inch. obtained and could make rigid PVC profiles equivalent in physical properties to both polystyrene profiles (produced using free expansion techniques) and rigid PVC profiles produced by the Celuka process.
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Developments in Plastics Technology—1: Extrusion by G. F. Turnbull (auth.), A. Whelan, D. J. Dunning (eds.)