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High Temperature Plastics: How to Well Control Melt Temperature

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Monitoring melt temperature in high temperature plastics is critical as these plastics are more sensitive to increased melt temperature since they are processed closer to their degradation temperature. Often people do not even notice the high melt temperature due to their wrong measurement practices.

Kenneth Russell will look at these common practices and will help you understand why they do not provide an accurate measurement of your melt temperature. 

Watch this tutorial and learn how you can accurately measure melt temperature for your high heat plastics and understand what you can do to control and adjust it for higher quality product.

Author : Kenneth W Russell

Kenneth Russel

Kenneth W. Russell has more than 25 years of experience working with polymer processing and resin companies delivering results in new product development, process improvement, scale-up and customer technical support. Kenneth’s expertise includes polyolefin polymerization, polymer compounding, reactive extrusion, and film extrusion.

Kenneth has transferred product developments and processes into Europe, India and China from the US while maintaining product equivalency between locations. He has a strong belief in continuous process improvement and statistical process control. Kenneth is certified as a CPlasT from the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ, a MS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, AL. and a Master of Engineering Management from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Kenneth has been consulting for over 5 years as an expert in leading process improvement, product development, new process development, operator process training and as a resin subject matter expert.

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