DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B61/S24.018

NEW METHOD FOR SUSTAINABLE POLYMER COMPOSITES PROCESSING

V. Georgiev, M. Natova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-20-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 6, Vol. 1, 129-134 pp

ABSTRACT
Polymer blends and composites have been obtained in a newly designed multifunctional mixing twin screw extruder. It is assembled as a module that allows for obtaining of two independent polymer streams with separate control. This unit can fulfill as well: - Longer mixing process so that during polymer melt passing the chemical reactions can be performed more successfully and completely;
- Effective pressure and temperature control in the conditional ’reactive zone’ that
is a part of the extruder barrel; - Good homogenizing action, distributive and dispersive mixing. Because of the precise construction the best friction ratio can be obtained that in turn ensures as well the best possible intermeshing in the polymer melt. The application of newly developed design can turn the processing machine into speedy technological stirred reactor triggering some innovative processes as stable and successful green chemical methods.

Keywords: polymer composites, multifunctional mixing twin-screw, new design