A computer-aided analysis of polyolefins mixing quality parameters associated with injection moulding

2018-12-19T09:40:01Z (GMT) by Laith H.A. Latif
The injection moulding process is a major fabricating technique used in both the plastics and rubber industries. The quality of the coloured polyolefin products produced by the injection moulding technique depend, at least in part, on the mixing process associated with the plasticating screw. The aim of the research programme reported in this thesis was therefore to investigate two main areas: (1) the effect of moulding conditions on the mixture quality of injection moulded articles; and (2) the suitability of the computerised image analysis technique for characterising pigmented mixtures. [Continues.]