Paul Murphy Plastics: Unveiling the Science Behind Extrusion Cooling

January 17, 2024

In the article “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Extrusion Cooling” featured on Plastics Today, the intricacies of extrusion cooling are explored. This month’s extrusion column delves into the essential aspect of thermoplastics—heat.

To soften a thermoplastic enough for extrusion, heating is a prerequisite. The acknowledgment of the critical role of energy in this process is crucial, with a specific mention of heat as a measurable form of energy. The article emphasizes a scientific understanding of heat, measured in calories, where 1 Calorie represents the heat required to raise one gram of water by 1°C.

Beyond scientific measurements, the article provides insights into the nutritional aspect of energy sources, breaking down the calories in fats, oils, proteins, and carbohydrates. Despite the scientific approach, it serves as a reminder that even scientists can enjoy the pleasures of food while comprehending its caloric content.

Explore more about Paul Murphy Plastics and their expertise in extrusion processes here.

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