Extrusion is a process that is used to produce continuous or cut lengths of plastic sheet, film, fiber, or profiles. Items such as window profiles, catheters, tubing, pipes, and the like are all produced using the extrusion process.
This lab is named for the late Professor S. J. Chen. Professor Chen was a respected faculty member and researcher in the area of extrusion processing prior to his death in 1993. The lab is now sponsored by Putnam Plastics Corporation, which specializes in micro-extrusion. Additional support for this facility has been provided by Spirex Corporation, now Xaloy, and Gillette Corporation.
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