Leistritz to host Twin Screw Extrusion Workshop (Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016)

Leistritz will host its’ Twin Screw Extrusion Workshop on November 30-December 1, 2016 that combines classroom sessions with “hands-on” extrusion demonstrations.  Topics include:

  • Co-rotating and counterrotating twin screw extrusion technology
  • Screw design and process techniques
  • Sequencing of multi-stage process operations
  • Devolatilization process techniques and practices
  • Scale-up of the twin screw extrusion process
  • Feeder and materials handling for pellets, powders and liquids
  • Gear pumps and screen changers
  • Pelletizing: strand cut, water ring, and underwater
  • Direct extrusion for sheet, film, fibers and profiles
  • Process troubleshooting
  • Control and monitoring options
  • Screw assembly and disassembly
  • Twin screw extruder maintenance tips and procedures

“Hands-on” demonstrations at Leistritz NJ process laboratory will include:

  • Co-rotating and counterrotating twin screw extruders
  • Devolatilization via extrusion: ambient, vacuum assist, multi-stage
  • Downstream addition of fillers, fibers and additives
  • Direct sheet/film extrusion with gear pump front-end

In addition to Leistritz staff, industry and academia also contribute to the program.  To receive the detailed program agenda contact Sarah Scovens, sscovens@leistritz-extrusion.com.

Classroom sessions are held at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, NJ, and extrusion demonstrations will be at the nearby Leistritz Process Laboratory in Somerville, NJ.

Cost:  Early registration, if received by November 1, 2016 is $800; after this date cost is $880.

For program details see this link:  http://www.alec-usa.com/tsrpt08-16.htm


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