Currently, selection of screw configurations as well as the operating conditions for compounding polymer blends with desired morphology in a co-rotating twinscrew extruder is an art based on experience. In this paper a quenching section of a twin-screw extruder is described. The section may replace any segment of the extruder barrel. It allows, on the one hand, a regular operation of the machine, and on the other, a rapid quenching and removal of blend specimens for morphology analysis from any place along th…
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