Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

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  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1297

n A device that promotes the steady flow of granular or powdered plastics from storage bins or hoppers. Among the many types of equipment are vibrators or mallets acting upon the outside of the container, prodding devices or air jets acting directly on the material, inverted-cone baffles with vibrating means located at the bottom of the hopper, and other “live bottom” devices such as scrapers, rolls, and chains.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA