Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Co-rotating, self-wiping, twin-screw extruders are being recognized as efficient horizontal mixers for performing continuous reactions and polymerizations. Many processes which previously required large batch type tanks for sufficient residence times can achieve similar yields and be replaced with much smaller equipment due to the greater efficiency of mixing. The use of co-rotating, self-wiping, twin-screw extruders for continuous polymerization processes, especially on a laboratory development scale, will play a more important role in the future as their versatility in these processes is recognized.
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