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May 2021

What is a Twin-Screw Extruder?

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT

This webinar defines the basic geometry for co-rotating, intermeshing twin-screw extruders and the influence of design criteria (e.g. torque density, diameter ratio) on operational performance. This is an introduction for those who are new to twin-screws as well as a good refresher for seasoned professionals. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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June 2021

Upcycling of Post-Industrial Plastics

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT

An overview of the process technology and machine configurations used for successful “upcycling” of post-industrial plastics. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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July 2021

Reactive Extrusion

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT

An overview of the process technology and machine configurations used for the more common reactive extrusion applications: MAH grafting, TPV, TPU polymerization, etc. This webinar is presented by Kenneth Russell from Optimized Compounds, LLC. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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August 2021

Powder Coatings

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT

An overview of the process technology and machine configurations used for production of powder coatings. This webinar is presented by Jim Charpentier from Charpentier and Associates with more than 30 years experience in the powder coating industry. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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September 2021

Food Extrusion Technology

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT

An overview of the process technology and machine configurations used for production of direct-expanded RTE cereals and snacks with twin-screw extruders. This webinar is presented by Dr. Waleed Yacu, a globally recognized authority in food extrusion. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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October 2021

Twin-Screw Extruders for Pharma Applications

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT

An introduction to Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) and melt granulation for both immediate and controlled release pharmaceutical applications will be presented. The concept of solid solutions/solid dispersion will be discussed in addition to some of the challenges to bring such products to market. The webinar will be presented by Dr. Feng Zhang, Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at University of Texas at Austin who has been working with extrusion of pharmaceutical materials for the past 20 years. REGISTER…

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November 2021

Purging and Cleaning Twin-Screw Extruders

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST

We are often asked to recommend products and/or procedures for purging and cleaning twin-screw elements and barrels. This webinar will review some of the more common purging/cleaning methods, tools and products available to facilitate quick removal of polymer residue within the machine to eliminate cross contamination. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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December 2021

Maintenance Best Practices

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST

This webinar provides recommendations for a preventive maintenance program to maximize uptime for your twin-screw extruder. Topics include gearbox lubrication, screw/barrel wear monitoring, barrel heating/cooling system and instrumentation. Maintenance personnel are encouraged to attend this informative one-hour presentation. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

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