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Plastics: Plastics: Twin Screw Extrusion: Plastic Materials

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Advantage™  Advantage™
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33 to 66 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
Lesson Interactions
Quiz Questions
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A. Routsis
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Twin Screw Extrusion: Plastic Materials is the second training program of the eight course Twin Screw Extrusion series, designed to provide training for anyone working in a production environment. The training introduces the plastics industry and the nature of plastics materials, explains complex concepts such as melt viscosity and polymer flow, provides detailed explanations of both shear and shear heating with plastics, covers the behavior of both amorphous and crystalline polymers, and gives an understanding of shrinkage, orientation, and degradation.

The programs use 3D animation and actual production footage to emonstrate complex concepts. Important safety precautions are stressed throughout these training programs.Tailored for Twin Screw Extruders, these training courses provide specific information for all extruders from blown film to profile extrusion. Whether you use a co-rotating or counter rotating extruder, the information will relate to the equipment, materials, and processes operating at your facility.

This training series with help teach any employee the concepts relating to the machine, material, process, quality, startup, shutdown, problem solving, material handling as well as the correct terminology associated with Twin Screw Extrusion.

Advantage™ This course is in the Advantage™ format, to read about Advantage™ features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

For all personnel involved in Twin Screw Extrusion.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • The Nature of Plastics
  • Viscosity and Flow
  • Shear and Shear Heating
  • The Behavior of Amorphous and Crystalline Plastics
  • Shrinkage
  • Degradation
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Know that plastics are comprised of chain-like molecules.
  • Know that viscosity is resistance to flow.
  • Know the definitions of shear and shear heating and what affects them.
  • Identify which polymers are amorphous and which are crystalline.
  • Know how different materials shrink and how fillers affect shrinkage.
  • Know what can contribute to the degradation of plastic materials.

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