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More than 120 papers related to extrusion will be presented at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Anaheim, CA, next month. Here is a handy guide to the program.

Allan Griff

April 17, 2017

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Extrusion basics: An extruder's guide to ANTEC

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This month my extrusion column is dedicated to the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Anaheim, CA, on May 8 to 11. I found 122 papers that related to extrusion, which I have grouped into categories, with the name and affiliation of the primary author and a brief reworded title that clearly shows the content. Click on the  Antec extrusion file.pdf to access the full list.

Here is an example of the information provided:

Category

Author

Affiliation

Subject

Twin-screw

Mulrennan

Tech Sligo

PLA compounding in twin-screw

Single-screw

Sun

Dow

Optimizing design of Maddock sections

Foams

Guo

EHC Canada

Extruded TPU lightened with Expancel microspheres

Rheology

Wetzel

DuPont

Rheology of PE filled with TiO2 and CaCO3

This way, those of you who won’t be in Anaheim (and even some who will be) can follow up on the topics by contacting the author directly. Google the name and company or call the company or school directly, or try the SPE Directory (members only) or LinkedIn.

I will be at ANTEC on May 9, 10 and 11, and you can reach me by calling 301/758-7788 if you want to talk extrusion or plastics in the environment, or ask about my upcoming live seminars in Toronto on June 6 and Cincinnati on June 28.

Allan Griff is a veteran extrusion engineer, starting out in tech service for a major resin supplier, and working on his own now for many years, as a consultant, expert witness in law cases, and especially as an educator via webinars and seminars, both public and in-house. He wrote the first practical extrusion book back in the 1960s as well as the Plastics Extrusion Operating Manual, updated almost every year, and available in Spanish and French as well as English. Find out more on his website, www.griffex.com, or e-mail him at [email protected].

Griff will present live seminars in Toronto on June 6 and Cincinnati on June 28. E-mail him at the address listed above for more information.

About the Author(s)

Allan Griff

Allan Griff is a veteran extrusion engineer, starting out in tech service for a major resin supplier, and working on his own now for many years as a consultant, expert witness in law cases, and especially as an educator via webinars and seminars, both public and in-house, and now in his virtual version. He wrote Plastics Extrusion Technology, the first practical extrusion book in the United States, as well as the Plastics Extrusion Operating Manual, updated almost every year, and available in Spanish and French as well as English. Find out more on his website, www.griffex.com, or e-mail him at [email protected].

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