Twin-screw extrusion (TSE) is a well-known process for compounding in the polymer, food and pharmaceutical industries. In fact, it’s the technique of choice for applications that require distributive and dispersive mixing. Due to modular screw design, the amount of shear energy in the process can be controlled with TSE. Beyond that, residence time can be adapted. Even so, the mixing efficiency of TSE still depends on the type of flow during mixing.
This webinar explains why an extensional flow is more efficient than the usual shear flow in twin-screw extrusion, especially in dispersive mixing. Dr. João M. Maia, Professor at Case Western Reserve University, presents newly developed extensional mixing elements (EMEs) which help generate that extensional flow
Learn how to improve your results in twin-screw extrusion; watch the webinar.
Speaker: Dr. João M. Maia, Prof. at Case Western Reserve University, Dept. Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Director, CAPP - Center of Advanced Polymer Processing
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 am Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes