Second edition 2011, 180 pages, with CD-ROM
From hardware and materials through processing and properties, a broad coverage
of blown film extrusion is presented. A primary objective of this book is to ensure
a useful balance of theory and practice. The reader will find the answers to "Why?"
they encounter certain effects in the blown film process so that they are better
able to troubleshoot and improve their operations. At the same time, current practices
and equipment are emphasized to keep readers up-to-date with the most productive
and efficient technology.
The companion CD-ROM, The Blown Film Extrusion Simulator, is provided to enhance
the learning process. This software was developed specifically to teach blown film
extrusion equipment operation and processing principles. The realistic graphic interface
and intuitive operating techniques were designed to emulate actual processing methods
so that learners can quickly move from the simulator to real production equipment.
Throughout this book, exercises using the simulator are described to complement
the methods and principles explained. Readers are encouraged to take a break from
the book and spend a few minutes with the simulator to enhance their understanding
of the content.