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Old October 12, 2012, 09:26 PM   #14
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I think that "flake" powder is simply sliced extrusions.
Yeah, I contacted Alliant, and thay said as much- flake and extruded are made the same way....

Stick and flake powders are made the same way. They are forced through a press, coming out like
spagetti. There is a set of blades at the bottom of the press that cuts the
proper length. The feed rate is coordinated with the blade speed to determine how long or thin the flakes are.
Flakes are extruded..... just cut really short. PP is really long (relative to other flake powders, such as Red Dot or 700X), narrow (again, relatively) flakes.... same cat, just longer and skinnier.
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