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posted March 01, 2005 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsonsino   Click Here to Email jsonsino     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for general corotating twin screw processing guidelines for manufacturing color masterbatches in NY6. Temperature profile, L ratio, amount of mixing etc.

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posted March 01, 2005 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom C   Click Here to Email Tom C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nylon 6:

Kneading for melting: 520-580F
After initial melting: 480-500F

Screw configuration and L/D depends on whether you will add the pigments at the feed throat or downstream. In eithe case Nylons need a longer than usual melting block set. Pigments which need to be worked also will need a longer set of kneading blocks becasue of the low viscosity melt of nylon. A 3 lobe twin screw might be a good choice for this work.

Pigments should be selected for chemical and thermal stability with the high processing temperature of nylon, and the acidic melt.

A sample process for Nylon 6 with 40% TIO2 is shown below:

The process was developed and documented using PolyTech's TXS software.

Tom Cunningham

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