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Plastics Extrusion Processes and Process Engineering - 1 Day Course

Course Number: AP3549
Date: 07/14/2020 - 07/14/2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404, U.S.A.
Cost: $800.00 USD
Online Registration
CEU's: 0.8
Instructor: Mr. Louis Fow

Course Overview

This course is intended to introduce plastics extrusion process engineering to extrusion operators and supervisors. Process engineering starts with the receipt of material and its inspection and is complete with final inspection of the product prior to shipping.
This course will introduce the student to a range of plastics processes, equipment and includes several case studies in which a study of the process has resulted in changes in the procedures in startup, shutdown and process parameters resulting in easier operation, less scrap and higher quality of product; a more efficient production operation.

Instructor Biography:

Fow

Mr. Louis Fow: Senior Executive with 56+ years’ experience in general management, sales and marketing management, plant and production management, purchasing, product, process and market development; all related to plastics industry involvement. Started my plastics career with 6 years of plastics R&D of consumer products. Was involved for 12 years in national and international sales of plastic process equipment; extrusion, injection molding, structural foam molding, thermoforming and plastic welding. Well versed in machine design, screw design and machine fabrication. Have patents for machine design and process. Was in General Management for over 20 years including operating my own extrusion company for 16 years.

Plastics Extrusion Processes and Process Engineering

I - Define “Plastics Extrusion"
a) Extrusion
b) The extruder
1) Single Screw extruders
2) Twin screw extruders

II – Material receipt and preparation

III – Single screw extruders

IV – Some basics of Screw Design

V – Breaker plates

VI – Gear or Melt Pumps

VII – Static mixers

VIII – Barrel Temperature Control

IX – Extrusion dies

X – Extrusion Processes
• Extrusion Compounding Sheet
• Pipe
• Blown film
• Cast film
• Profile
• Fiber
• Extrusion coating
• Wire coating

XI – Other processes using extruders

XII – Discussion and Questions

Case Study