Evolution of Plastic Compounding Technology: From Rubber to Twin Screw Extruders

Plastic compounding technology has a rich history that traces its origins back to rubber compounding. The development of machinery for rubber compounding in the late 1800s and early 1900s set the foundation for advancements in the field. However, it was during World War II that significant progress was made, as companies like Union Carbide spearheaded research on synthetic rubbers and thermoplastics to support the war effort. This blog post explores the evolution of plastic compounding technology, focusing on the pivotal role played by twin screw extruders and the integration of scientific advancements and artistry in the process.