Instructor: Adam Dreiblatt
Hours of Instructions: 3-Day
Course Prerequisite: None
Date: June 16-18, 2020 and November 17-19, 2020
This three-day workshop focuses on the application of intermeshing co-rotating extruders in compounding applications. Training is directed towards machine operators, process engineers and supervisors as well as product development scientists in both research and manufacturing environments. Participants are reminded that the goal of compounding is to produce properties, not pellets. The goal of this workshop is to explain how twin-screw extruders create properties. Interactions between screw design, raw materials and process parameters are presented in such a way that both experienced users and novices will benefit. Common unit operations are explained in practical terms with no prior knowledge or experience required. Upon completion of the training, participants will return to the workplace armed with techniques to improve quality, production rate and yield. Participants will conduct hands-on compounding experiments using a Theysohn TSK 20 with split-barrel capability. The hands-on portion of this workshop is designed to be an interactive experience rather than a demonstration for spectators. Workshop participants will be introduced to experimental design as a method to identify optimum compounding conditions.
To register please complete and email your registration form to Beverly Jarrell at firstname.lastname@example.org