Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Roll Mill

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10113

n An apparatus for mixing a plastic material with compounding ingredients, comprising two horizontal rolls placed close together. The rolls turn at speeds that differ by about 10% to produce a shearing action in the material being compounded. Mixing plows and slitting knives are sometimes used to work the stock across the rolls, thus improving the uniformity of additive distribution in the compound. See also  Refiner.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA