Compounding. The art of mixing, reinforcing and incorporating additives to plastics. (III EDITION)

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DAY 9 May

9:00-9:15 Welcome

9:15-10:30 Introduction to compounding & Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder (I)

10:30-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-11:20 Introduction to compounding & Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder (II)

11:20-12:20 Screw design

12:20-13:30 Control process

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Troubleshooting

15:30-17:00 Specific compounds production

17:00-18:00 Peripheral equipment


Course Dinner : Place to be confirmed


DAY 10 May

9:00-9:30 Practice Compounding Intro

9:30-11:00 Compounding of inorganic fillers practice

11:00-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-13:00 Compounding of glass fibbers practice



The main objective of the course is to understand the different concepts for the successful incorporation of fillers, pigments, additives or reinforcements in plastics and obtain the best possible properties in the final material.

 Specific Objectives

• Identify the essential concepts for optimum blending in each compound.

• Determine the most appropriate equipment for each blending process.

• Be able to design a new blending process and control the most important parameters in the production of a compound.

• Optimization of production.

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Technical staff of companies wishing to strengthen their knowledge in the field of compounding; plastic mixing, reinforcing and additivation in co-rotating twin screw extrusion


Luis Roca id head of compounding department at AIMPLAS.

He is an experience polymer researcher specialized in compounding. Is his past years, he has worked as R&D project development as main or support researcher with plastic companies to modify or enhance polymer properties at different ambits, regional, national or European level. He has worked on several projects related to nanomaterials, biopolymers, flame retardancy, natural fibers, electrical conductivity and recycling. He has over 15 years of experience in processing all king of polymers, commodities, biopolymers- starch based, techical ones or high performance. He has given mor than 3000 hours of courses to companies dealing with compounding, additives, fillers, injection moulding and speeches in many seinars organized by AIMPLAS as well as speeches in different congress related with plastic modification ald recycling.
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