SPE Extrusion Division 1-0-Wiki



Extrusion 1-0-Wiki Pages

Search the Wiki


Account Management


Brought to you by:
The SPE Extrusion Division
Board of Directors


Feed Section

Modified on Sunday, 01 February 2015 05:52 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Feed Section
Vol.20 #1, Mar., 1993

Unfortunately, the feed sections of most of our extruders are uncontrolled. Consequently, we see a range of temperatures from slightly over freezing to boiling.

The ideal feed section temperature for PVC pellets is 70 to 80 degrees F (room temperature). This will eliminate bridging and avoid condensation. Control the water flow to maintain a more consistent temperature and not waste water.

See also:
  • Feed throat temperature
  • Temperature control

Return to Extrusion Hints
Some of the icons were created by FamFamFam.