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September 1, 2009

Measuring Dust and Fines In Polymer Pellets

The ability to carry out such measurements can help operators improve quality control, assess equipment performance and optimize the process

Shrikant Dhodapkar, Remi Trottier, and Billy Smith, The Dow Chemical Co.

Plastics are most commonly produced and sold in pellet form due to the superior handling characteristics of pellets in downstream applications. From the moment the polymer is pelletized from its molten state, the pellets or granules undergo a series of handling steps as they move from the producer to the consumer. For instance, post-pelletization steps include:...

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