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AIMPLAS holds the first independent compounding workshop in Europe the 14th and 15th of October

AIMPLAS has scheduled the first independent compounding workshop at a European level. It is a training activity that will take place the 14th and 15th of October in the facilities of AIMPLAS and whose main objective is to understand the different concepts for the successful incorporation of fillers, pigments, additives and reinforcements in plastics with the aim of optimize the properties of the material.

This workshop is addressed to the technical staff of companies that want to strength their expertise in the plastics mixtures field. It will consist of 65 % of theory classes and 35 % of practical classes, where they will work with the twin screw extruder. The attendees will learn to identify the key concepts in order to get an optimum mixture in each compound; they will know the most appropriate machinery for each mixing process; and they will learn to design a new mixing process and to control the most important parameters when producing a compound. They will also learn the basic notions for the optimization of productions.

During the sessions dedicated to the theoretical content, the characteristics of the extruder machine, screw extruder design, control of processes, simulation, solutions of problems and how to design the tests in order to develop a new material or a new formulation will be described. Specific contents for the different kind of mixtures will be explained, as well as the setting of different peripheral equipment and the solutions to possible problems.
The practical content will treat the understanding of the processes of control, processes and optimization of performance with mineral charges and fibres.

Given by Luis Roca, Begoña Galindo and Miguel Ángel Valera, from the Department of Compounding of AIMPLAS, the workshop shall last 11 hours. The enrolments can be made until the 11th of September and they will be confirmed the 12th of September. The enrolment’s cost is 500€ and it includes the attendance, the coffee, the meals and the documentation. The enrolment to the workshop and the dinner has a cost of 550€. From the second attendee of the same company, a 50 % discount will be made.