Silicone

Processing Guide: Silicone
Extruder: Single screw with attached feeding roll in the intake area. No vacuum required.
Screw Design: Single flight screw with diminishing pitch.
10-12:1 L/D. Deep flight transport screw.
Compression Ratio: typical 1.5 : 1
Cylinder Temperatures: Barrel should not exceed 50°C (less in some applications). Cooling water required.
Melt Temperature: Extruded at room temperature.
Pre-Drying: Not required.
Calibration: Not required.
Miscellaneous: 60-120 mesh stainless steel screen.
Extrudate cured by HAV, salt bath or steam.
Note: This is meant as a general guide. Please consult your material and machinery representative.