Analyzing and Troubleshooting Single-Screw Extruders, 2e

2nd edition
ISBN: 9781569907849
Copyright: January 2021
Hardcover: 864 pages
$279.99 (US)

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Prior extrusion books are based on barrel rotation physics—this is the first book that focuses on the actual physics of the process—screw rotation physics. In the first nine chapters, theories and math models are developed. Then, these models are used to solve actual commercial problems in the remainder of the book. Realistic case studies are presented that are unique in that they describe the problem as viewed by a typical plant engineer and provide the actual dimensions of the screws. Overall, there is not a book on the market with this level of detail and disclosure. The new knowledge in this book will be highly useful for production engineers, technical service engineers working with customers, consultants specializing in troubleshooting and process design, and process researchers and designers that are responsible for processes that running at maximum rates and maximum profitability.

The second edition is brought up to date with a significant amount of new content, as well as minor improvements and correction of errors throughout.The new content includes transfer lines, percolation theory, fillers, and several more case studies.

Author Info:

Gregory A. Campbell

Gregory A. Campbell is Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University, NY. He formerly directed a research group at GM Research and managed polymer fabrication at Mobil Chemical Research.

  • Treasurer and Vice President at Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Extrusion Board Member at Society of Plastics Engineers
  • President & Chief Technical Officer at Castle Associates  
  • Professor Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University         
  • Manager Process Research and Develoment at Mobile Chemical            
  • Staff Research Engineer at General Motors


Mark A. Spalding

Mark A. Spalding is currently a Fellow in the Materials & Parts Processing Group (MPP) in Midland. He joined Dow in 1985 after completing a BS degree from The University of Toledo (1979) and a MS and Ph.D. (1985) from Purdue University, all in Chemical Engineering.

Mark has held a number of technical positions in Corporate R&D, Polystyrene R&D, Plastics R&D, and INCLOSIA* Solutions. He is the author of over 100 technical publications. His expertise is in single-screw extrusion and related polymer processing technologies.

He has solved some of the most complicated extrusion problems at Dow customer’s plants by developing and applying sophisticated troubleshooting methods. These solutions have created considerable value to both Dow and to our customers. He has designed extrusion systems for most of Dow’s major customers for virtually every resin that Dow produces.

He is a Fellow and an Honored Service Member (HSM) of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).