Plastics: Plastics: Twin Screw Extrusion: Plastic Materials
- Course Format
- Product ID
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Training Time ?
- 33 to 66 minutes
- Video Format
- Standard Definition
- Devices Supported
- Browsers Supported
- IE Desktop
- Required Plugins
- MasteryNet Player
- Lesson Interactions
- Quiz Questions
- Interactive Producer
- A. Routsis
- Original Content Producer
- A. Routsis Associates
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.
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For all personnel involved in Twin Screw Extrusion.
- The Nature of Plastics
- Viscosity and Flow
- Shear and Shear Heating
- The Behavior of Amorphous and Crystalline Plastics
- 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.