Understanding Extrusion 3E

Copyright: 2019
ISBN: 9781569906989
Softcover: 251 pages
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Rauwendaal, C.


Extrusion Machinery. Instrumentation and Control. Complete Extrusion Lines. Plastics and Their Properties Important in Extrusion. How an Extruder Works. How to Run an Extruder. How to Troubleshoot Extrusion Problems. New Developments in Extrusion and Methods to Increase Efficiency.


This book provides a practical understanding of extrusion in a way useful to readers without an engineering degree as well as to those new to the field. It is written primarily for extruder operators, supervisors, technical service personnel, and process engineers.  Designed for on-the-job use, it guides the reader step by step through material issues, machinery, processing, and troubleshooting.

This revised and extended third edition now also covers interpretation of extrusion process data, analysis of shrink void formation, dimensional variation by melt temperature fluctuations, efficient extrusion, grooved barrel extruder technology, and more.

Author Info:

Rauwendaal, C.

Chris Rauwendaal, president of Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering, Inc., (REE, Inc), has experience in a wide range of extrusion operations, including fiber spinning, film, sheet, tubing, medical tubing, pipe, and profile extrusion, co-extrusion, and reactive extrusion. Rauwendaal holds several patents in the field of polymer processing. He has worked on both practical and theoretical problems, such as screw-and-die design, trouble shooting, modeling and computer simulation, material analysis, and failure analysis.