Chris Rauwendaal, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany, 3rd edition 2018, 263 p., hardcover, EUR 99.00, ISBN 978-1-56990-698-9; e‑book, EUR 79.99, ISBN 978-1-56990-698-9
The book provides a practical understanding of basic information on extrusion in a way useful to readers without an engineering degree as well as to those new to the field. It is primarily written for extruder operators, supervisors, technical service personnel, and process engineers. Designed for on-the-job use, it guides the reader step by step through material issues, machinery, processing, and troubleshooting. The revised and extended third edition now also covers interpretation of extrusion process data, analysis of shrink void formation, dimensional variation by melt temperature fluctuations, efficient extrusion, grooved barrel extruder technology, and more.