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Typical Resin Drying Temperature
Polymer Temp (°F) Hours
ABS  High Impact      190 4
ABS High Heat  190 4
ABS Med Impact  190 4
Acetal  200 1.5
Acrylic Gen Purpose    180 1.5
Acrylic High Heat  180 2.5
Acrylic High Impact  180 2.5
Nylon 6/6  180 4
Nylon 6  180 4
Nylon 6/10  180 4
Nylon 12  180 4
Polycarbonate Med Vis.   250 3.5
PET – Bottle  340 5
PBT  260 2.5
Polyetherimide  310 4
PPO  210 2.5
SAN  180 3
Material Conveying sizing
Recommended Tubing Size
Vacuum Pump HP Tubing size (in.) Conveying Air Rate (cfm)
5
2
100
10
2.5
160
15
3
240
25
4
440
Material Conveying sizing guidelines
Conveying tubing recommended bend radius
Tubing size (in.) Mat'l line bend radius (in.) Vacuum line bend radius (in.)
2
18, 24
9
2.5
30
9
3
36
9, 12
3.5
36, 48
12
4
36, 48
12,18
Equivalent Feet:
Horizontal distance = 1 ft
vertical distance = 2 ft
90 degree elbow = 20 ft
flex hose = 4 ft
Typical Single Screw Extruder Rates
Size LBS/HR
RPVC FPVC HDPE
3/4" 24:1 (19mm) 5 10  
1" 24:1 (25mm) 10 15  
1-1/4" 24:1 (32mm) 20 30  
1-1/2" 24:1 (38mm) 40 75  
1-3/4" 24:1 (44mm) 50 90  
2" 24:1 (50mm) 90 140  
2-1/2" 24:1 (63mm) 150 250  
75mm 24:1 (3") 200 350  
3-1/2" 24:1 (90mm) 300 500  
100mm 24:1 (4")     800
100mm 30:1 (4")     900
4-1/2" 24:1 (113mm)     1000
4-1/2" 30:1 (113mm)     1200
130mm 24:1 (5")     1300
130mm 30:1 (5")     1500
6" 24:1 (151mm)     1600
6" 30:1 (151mm)     1800
175mm 30:1      3000
8" 30:1 (208mm)     4000