Plasticized Extrusion

Processing Considerations for Plasticized Extrusion

Recommended Processing Considerations: Plasticized Extrusion

Residence Time: Screw should not be left idle for more than 3-4 minutes with melt in the barrel. Excess residence will be visible as black carbon specs in the melt.

Regrind Level: Typically, up to 25% is recommended but higher levels are possible with little or no effect on flow and finish.

Drying Temperature: Although Nylene resins are packaged and delivered in a low moisture state, it is good material handling practice to use a hopper dryer to maintain dryness. Should pre-drying be necessary, use settings of 180 °F (82.2°C) air at dew point of -40 at a rate of 1 cu. ft. / hour per pound of resin and a residence time of 2-4 hours.

Cooling and Sizing: While both air and water can be used as the cooling medium, air is preferred. The use of air allows additional time for sizing and reduces residual stress. This aids in reducing warpage, especially in profiles with varying wall sections. If water is used, heat the first section to above 100 °F (38°C) to reduce quenching and residual stress.

Die Design: Draw down of 30% is typical for all dimensions except wall thickness.

Land length: should be around 10x wall thickness.

Products

ProductReinforcement/AdditivesFeaturesResin Type
Nylene 6207HS BK
  • Heat Stabilizer
  • Available in natural or black
  • Heat resistance
  • High impact resistance
  • High viscosity
  • Superior flexibility
  • Used for other extrusions and molded parts
  • Nylon 6/12
Nylene 2407 HSSP BK
  • Available in natural or black
  • Heat resistance
  • High impact resistance
  • High viscosity
  • Low cost
  • Superior flexibility
  • Used for other extrusions and molded parts
  • Very good physical properties
  • Nylon 6
Nylene 2401 HSSP BK
  • Flex Modified
  • Designed for convoluted tubing
  • Enhanced impact and high flexibility
  • Heat resistance
  • High viscosity
  • Low cost
  • Used for other extrusions and molded parts
  • Nylon 6
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