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  1. Polymer Extrusion by Dr. Chris Rauwendaal
  2. SPC in Injection Molding and Extrusion By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal
  3. Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal and Maria del Pilar Noriega E.
  4. Understanding Extrusion By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal
  5. Polymer Mixing By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal
  6. Leakage Flow in Screw Extruders By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal
  7. Mixing In Polymer Processing Edited by Dr. Chris Rauwendaal
Polymer Extrusion 5E

Polymer Extrusion 5E
by Dr. Chris Rauwendaal

Initially published "to bridge the gap between theory and practice in extrusion", this 4th edition of Polymer Extrusion continues to serve the practicing polymer engineer and chemist, providing the theoretical and the practical tools for successful extrusion operations. In its completely revised form, it also incorporates the many new developments in extrusion theory and machinery over the last 15 years.

Contents include:

  • Different Types of Extruders
  • Extruder Hardware 
  • Instrumentation and Control 
  • Fundamental principles 
  • Important Polymer Properties 
  • Functional Process Analysis 
  • Extruder Screw Design 
  • Die Design 
  • Twin Screw Extruders 
  • Troubleshooting Extruders
  • Modeling and Simulation of the Extrusion Process

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ISBN US: 1-56990-321-2 
Published: 2001  Edition: Fourth 

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SPC in Injection Molding and Extrusion 2E
By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal

This book teaches SPC and its application to specific processes in an integrated fashion. Many SPC training programs are taught by people that are very familiar with statistics but know little about plastics processing technology. However, successful implementation of SPC requires an understanding of SPC as well as process know-how. This book, therefore, aims to teach not only the principles of SPC but also basic injection molding and extrusion process technology.

Contents include:

  • Injection Molding Technology
  • Extrusion Technology
  • Plastics and Plastics Properties Importanta in Injection Molding and Extrusion
  • Introduction to SPC
  • Data Collection, Data Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Measurement
  • Control Charts
  • Process Capability and Special SPC Techniques for Molding and Extrusion
  • Other Tools to Improve Process Control
  • Appendices

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ISBN US: 978-1-56990-427-5
Published: 2000  Edition: Second

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A video training program "SPC in Extrusion" written by Chris Rauwendaal is available as well and is distributed by the Society of Plastics Engineers for $850.00

Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process 2E
By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal and Dr. Maria del Pilar Noriega E.

Troubleshooting extrusion problems is one of the most challenging tasks for everyone involved in extrusion operations.  It requires a good understanding of the extrusion process, knowledge of the material properties, good instrumentation, good analysis tools, and a systematic and logical approach.  This book addresses all issues crucial in extrusion troubleshooting.  In addition, industrial case studies, richly illustrated with photographs and photomicrographs are used to provide exemplary approaches to efficient problem analysis and problem solving.

Contents include:

  • Requirements for Efficient Troubleshooting
  • Tools for Troubleshooting
  • Systematic Troubleshooting
  • Case Studies
  • Systematic Problem Solving
  • Machine Troubleshooting and Maintenance

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ISBN US: 978-1-56990-470-1
Published: 2010  Edition: Second

Understanding Extrusion 2E
By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal

The book provides a practical understanding of basic information on extrusion in a way useful to readers without an engineering degree as well as to those new to the field.  It is primarily written for extruder operators, supervisors, technical service personnel, and process engineers.  Designed for on-the-job use, it guides the reader step by step through material issues, machinery, processing and troubleshooting.

The completely revised and extended second edition now also covers high-speed extrusion, how to reduce material cost, efficient extrusion, purging and product changeover, how to reduce energy consumption, new developments in extruder screw design and more.

Contents include:

  • Extrusion Machinery
  • Instrumentation and Control 
  • Complete Extrusion Lines 
  • Plastics and Properties Important in Extrusion 
  • How an Extruder Works 
  • How to run an Extruder 
  • How to Troubleshoot Extrusion Problems 
  • New Developments in Extrusion and Methods to Increase Efficiency

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ISBN US: 978-1-56990-453-4
Published: 2010  Edition: Second

Polymer Mixing
By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal

We sold our last copy.  However you may be interested in Mixing In Polymer Processing Edited by Dr. Chris Rauwendaal. Scroll down for more information on this book.

1998, 304 pages 159 figures 17 tables- This book covers the fundamental aspects of polymer mixing as well as modern mixing equipment.  The text emphasizes the basic mechanisms involved in the different mixing processes with a quantitative description of each process.  Mixing equipment discussed includes the single and twin screw extruders with a thorough discussion on the mixing processes occurring in these machines.   Also covered are internal mixers, external mixers, and static mixing devices.   The ability of today's engineers to handle polymer mixing problems quickly and effectively is a must in the polymer processing world.  As an easy reference guide, this book can help solve these problems in the workplace.

Contents include:

  • Evaluation of Mixtures
  • Distributive Mixing
  • Dispersive Mixing
  • Single Screw Extruders
  • Twin Screw Extruders
  • Internal and External Mixers
  • Static Mixing Devices

ISBN US: I-56990-223-2 
Published: 1998 
Hardbound  304 pages  159 figures  17 tables 

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Mixing In Polymer Processing
Edited by Dr. Chris Rauwendaal

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Published by Marcel Dekker, no longer available from Marcel Dekker.
ISBN: 0-8247-8521-5
Limited new copies available from Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering, Inc.

"Focusing on the principles of mixing and practical aspects of mixing technology used in the polymer processing industry, this book facilitates the selection of the most suitable mixing machinery for specific applications-emphasizing interactions between mixer geometry and resulting mixing action, identifying one mixer from another, and evaluating the mixing performance of each device. "

Contents include:

  • Principles of Laminar Fluid Fluid Mixing, Lewis Erwin
  • Dispersive Mixing in Liquid Systems, J. J. Elmendorp
  • Principles of Mixing Measurement, Charles L. Tucker, III
  • Mixing in Single-Screw Extruders, Chris Rauwendaal
  • Intermeshing Corotating Twin-Screw Extruders, Adam Dreiblatt and Kurt Eise
  • Mixing in Counterrotating Twin-Screw Extruders, Leon P. B. M. Janssen
  • Mixing in Mulstiscrew Extruders: Nonintermeshing Twin Screws, Russ Nichols
  • Mixing in High-Intensity Batch Mixers, Ica Manas-Zloczower
  • Mixing in Continuous Internal Mixers, Michael R. Kearney
  • Mixing in Corotating Disk Plastics Processsors, L. N. Valsamis and Z. Tadmor
  • Summation, Chris Rauwendaal

Leakage Flow in Screw Extruders
By Dr. Chris Rauwendaal

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Available from Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering, Inc.
Written in 1988 for Dr. Rauwendaal's PhD Thesis.

This dissertation deals with various theoretical and experimental aspects of leakage flow of polymer melts in the flight clearance of screw extruders.  A special leakage flow test (LFT) apparatus was developed to measure leakage flow over a flight.  Experiments were also performed on a 38-mm single screw extruder with various polymers.  A detailed theoretical analysis of melt conveying in screw extruders including leakage flow was developed; both analytical and numerical analyses are presented.  The implications of this research is discussed in detail, specifically issues related to wear problems caused by metal-to-metal contact between screw and barrel.

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Books in Chinese

The following books above are available in Chinese:

  1. Polymer Extrusion (2nd Edition) ISBN # 7-5019-1866-X
  2. SPC in Injection Molding and Extrusion ISBN # 7-5025-6348-2/TQ.2118
  3. Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process ISBN # 7-5025-4599-9/TQ.1753

Books in Russian

The following book is available in Russian:

  1. Polymer Extrusion (4th Edition) ISBN # 5-93913-102-6