Developments in Plastics Technology—1


  • A. Whelan
  • D. J. Dunning

Part of the The Developments Series book series (DEVS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. G. F. Turnbull
    Pages 1-43
  3. K. T. Collington
    Pages 45-73
  4. D. J. Dunning
    Pages 75-153
  5. R. G. Bruce Mitchell
    Pages 155-194
  6. V. C. Hind, H. B. Hall, K. Whitehead
    Pages 195-227
  7. R. S. Lenk
    Pages 229-279
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-289

About this book


In the field of plastics technology, the process of extrusion is widespread and important. It is employed in the compounding and pelletising of plastics materials, in their conversion into products (such as profiles, pipe, hose, sheet, film or bottles) and in the coating of wires, cables, paper, board or foil. A major reason for its use is the screw extruder's ability to melt efficiently and pump continuously large amounts of plastics materials. The understanding of the melting/pumping operation of the extruder and the development of larger and faster-running machines so as to give higher outputs have been given great attention and the results have been widely published. However, the whole manufacturing technology for extruded products has also developed, particularly in recent years. This has occurred not only by the use of modern screw extruders, but also by the incorporation of improved process control systems, the better design of dies and extrudate handling machinery and by the utilisation of improved plastics materials and additives. It is the purpose of this book to present selected topics which contribute to, or exemplify, these developments in extrusion-based processes.


Compound Extruder Extrusion Thermoplast additive design development machines manufacturing plastics production rheology

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Whelan
    • 1
  • D. J. Dunning
    • 1
  1. 1.The Polytechnic of North LondonLondon School of Polymer TechnologyHollowayUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6624-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6622-2
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