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Introduction to compounding

Control process

Peripherals and mixing systems

Additives and fillers

Plastic compounding examples

  • Description of mixing phenomena and compounds
  • Description of the twin-screw extruder, its components, screws, screw elements, screw design and simulations
  • Problems arising from compound production
  • Description of control process and the extruder’s response variables
  • Interpretation of response variables.
  • Extruder process modification to achieve the expected performance
  • Production control and quality of extruded compounds
  • Peripheral equipment and operations: feeders, pelletizers, cooling baths, etc.
  • Other extruders: counter-rotating, kneader, planetary and single-screw extruders
  • Description of the additives, fillers and reinforcements most commonly used in the plastics industry
  • Formulations
  • Property improvements through additivation
  • How additives, fillers and reinforcements affect processing
  • Description of the most common plastic compounds and their specific features in production: wood-plastic composites, fillers, fibreglass, blends, colour

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Methodology

  • We help you to set up a tailor-made course adapted to the real needs of your company.
  • We will advise youto draw up the contents for the best possible training with the optimum duration.
  • In addition, the course can be carried out face to face, at the AIMPLAS facilities or at your company, by videoconference, online or, if you prefer, in combination.

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