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Devolatilization/Solvent Extraction via Twin Screw Extrusion
April 23, 2014

Devolatilization (DV) is the process by which various amounts of unreacted monomer, solvent, water, or other undesirable volatile contaminants are removed from a polymer melt. A twin-screw extruder (TSE) is a device that is commonly utilized to compound polymer formulations to facilitate specific end-product performance. Oftentimes, there are chase impurities in the polymeric system that needs to be cleansed, sometimes as a result of tighter governmental or commercial standards, or due to the deleterious effects the residuals may have on final product properties.

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