Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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Textile Polymer Extrusion Area

This laboratory is a specialised room for the compounding and extrusion of melt polymers.

Polymer Blending Equipment

  • Wayne Yellow Jacket 19mm twin screw blending line
    • 26:1 length to diameter ration
    • gravimetric polymer and powder feed
    • volumetric liquid feed
    • powder addition via a twin screw side feeder
    • adjustable chip length and diameter
    • 0.5 - 10 kg/hr production rate(polymer dependent)
    • minimum batch size 200 grams
  • SDL Atlas Maxwell mixing extruder
    • 10 - 100 g/hr production rate (polymer dependent)
    • minimum batch size 5 grams
    • single and multifilament extrusion dies
    • produces partially orientated filaments

Filament Extrusion Equipment

  • Wayne Yellow Jacket 19mm single screw extrusion line
    • 20:1 length to diameter ratio
    • 50 - 1000 g/hr production rate (polymer dependent)
    • minimum batch size 50 grams
    • produces partially and fully orientated filaments
  • SDL Atlas Maxwell mixing extruder (see blending)

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

15th February 2012