A large amount of plastic raw material is processed by screw extrusion and by screw injection moulding techniques. The degree of equipment wear for these techniques represents one of the issues of greater concern since it determines the economic feasibility of processing, especially in view of increasing filler content of plastics, processing temperatures and throughputs of plants.

DEBACOAT is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the FP7, that aims at developing a set of barrels with innovative internal hardfacing coatings, featuring a compositional gradient along their length, to optimize the coating behavior and to better face the different tribological and corrosive environments encountered during service in the specific sections of the extruder.

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