A good extrusion die must distribute the polymer melt in the flow channel such that the material exits from the die with a uniform velocity and temperature. Coathanger dies are commonly used for the extrusion of plastic sheets and films. The die is usually provided with a straining bar allowing a regulation of the flowrate in the case of a poor design. But this, in turn, can affect temperature uniformity. Therefore, the design of coathanger die is a complex task which is mainly accomplished by trial …
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