This book serves as a unique handbook that answers over a thousand of the potential combinations of basic variables or problems that can occur from up-stream to down-stream equipment. Guidelines are provided for maximizing processing efficiency and operating at the lowest possible cost. It explains in a clear, concise and simple format the various extrusion processes that produce different commodity and engineered plastic products. Extruding Plastics's practical approach provides, for the novice and experienced personnel, a methodology on extrusion advancements and trends. This leads to a streamlining of processing lines by anticipating problems, which causes them, how to eliminate them, and/or how to take corrective action. The content and index are arranged to provide a natural progression from simple to complex situations. It correlates materials, equipment, process controls, product requirements, and people. Readers who will find this book invaluable include: those already extruding and desiring to obtain additional information for their line; those processing or extruding plastics for the first time; those considering going into another extrusion process; those obtaining information about employing the design of various products more efficiently performance-wise and cost-wise; those in new venture groups, materials development, and/or market development; those in disciplines such as non-plastics manufacturers, engineers, designers, quality control, financial, and management; and those requiring a comprehensive introduction on extrusion.