The new edition of this well-received book provides a comprehensive account of the full range of dies used for extrusion of plastics and elastomers. The distinctive features of the various types of dies are described in detail. Advice on the configuration of dies is given, and the possibilities of computer-aided design, as well as its limitations, are demonstrated. The fundamentals and computational procedures are well explained so that the reader does not need any special prior knowledge of the subject. The mechanical configuration, handling, and maintenance of extrusion dies are described. Calibration procedures for pipes and profiles are also dealt with. This book was written for plastics engineers who need daily support in their practical work in industry and science as well for students preparing for their professional life.
Contents - Properties of Polymeric Melts - Fundamental Equations for Simple Flows - Computations of Velocity and Temperature Distributions in Extrusion Dies - Monoextrusion Dies for Thermoplastics - Coextrusion Dies for Thermoplastics - Extrusion Dies for Elastomers - Heating of Extrusion Dies - Mechanical Design of Extrusion Dies - Handling, Cleaning and Maintaining Extrusion Dies - Calibration of Pipes and Profiles