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New software simulates reactive extrusion.

Simulation of devolatilization and reactive extrusion are new additions in Release 4.0 of the University of Akron's Akro-Co-Twin Screw extrusion simulation software. Called REX, the reactive-extrusion module can predict process parameters for peroxide "visc breaking," grafting of monomers onto alpha olefms, and dynamic vulcanization. Windows-based Release 4.0 also offers new simulation of devolatilization with vacuum vents and of the screw-temperature profile as well as melt temperature. The software is commercially available through Temarex Corp. in Akron, the university's technology licensing agent. Tel: (330) 253-7020, www.temarex.com/extrus.htm
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Title Annotation:Keeping Up With Compounding
Publication:Plastics Technology
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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