Dimensional Change Resulting From Swell And Drawdown Of Extruded Polymers

Understanding and predicting how extruded profile dimensions change along an extrusion line contribute significantly to the design of shaping dies and the effectiveness of dimensional control. Upon exiting the extrusion die, the dimensions of nonsymmetric profiles change non-uniformly along the line due to swell and drawdown.

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Functionalization Of Hydrogenated Styrene Block Copolymers By Reactive Extrusion

Reactive extrusion is an attractive route for polymer processing to carry out various reactions, including polymerization, grafting, branching and functionalization. The extruder is like an ideal reactor for polymer chemical modification. Reactive extrusion is an economically attractive process, since the extrusion and processing are done in a single stage.

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Challenges In Extrusions Met With Branched, High Molecular Weight Keltan 13561C EPDM

Keltan 13561C was introduced as the premier EPDM grade for extruded seals. It has quickly become apparent that the unique combination of the grade’s characteristics makes this material one of the principal tools for other applications. The very high molecular weight and long chain controlled branching drive economical compounding and enhanced processing. Hose formulations can benefit from these characteristics.

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