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Avoiding Polymer Degradation: Drying of Specialty Plastics for Medical Molders and Extruders

Mark Haynie (Dryer Product Manager, Novatec)

Location: 210C

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 4:45pm - 5:30pm

Track: MD&M West: Technical Solutions

Vault Recording: TBD

Processors purchase resins for the polymer properties that will produce quality parts and provide a long service life. However, drying polymers at elevated temperature, with ultra-dry air or in an oxygen environment can lead to both thermal and oxidative degradation of the polymers.

Topics covered include:
  • A look at alternatives to avoid the degradation of the polymer
  • Ways to provide better polymer properties of parts
  • Examples demonstrating better lifetime performance