Rheology of Paints and Coatings

From shiny cars to streak-free walls, we demand a lot from our coatings and paints. A high-quality paint not only needs dazzling color, but also must offer the right material properties for a smooth application and drying process. Consistency is crucial: too thin and the paint will run and drip; too thick and it will clump and not dry evenly. Spray paints and coatings also need to be applied smoothly without clogging the spray device.

Powder Rheology

  Description The Powder Rheology Accessory expands the DHR’s capabilities to powders, enabling characterization of behaviors during storage, dispensing, processing and end use.  Product development and process optimization are accelerated with quantitative measurements of dynamic flowability and shear properties of consolidated powder.  Screening new formulations or incoming raw materials detects unexpected behavior to avoid large-scale…

Medical Device Webinar Series

Material characterization for medical devices Watch our on-demand medical devices testing webinar series to gain expert insight into the critical factors involved in medical device design, testing, and regulatory compliance – including mechanical, fatigue, and durability testing and the rheological study of soft biomaterials.

Rheology of Hydrogels

Hydrogels are three-dimensional porous strctures that can absorb large amounts of water. They can be made up of polymers, protein, peptides, colloids, surfactants, or lipids.1 Hydrogels’ ability to uptake large amounts of water is useful for many biological applications, including drug delivery and tissue engineering. Since a hydrogels’ properties change as it absorbs water, scientists must accurately characterize its behavior at different saturation amounts and in varying conditions.

Thermal and Rheology Presentations

Long Beach Thermal Presentations Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Theory and Applications Differential Scanning Calorimetry Thermal Analysis Toolkit for Materials Characterization Pacific Heat and Wave Flow: Day II Section I: Rheology & DMA Theory and Instrumentation Section II: Intermediate Rheology Methods Section III: Intermediate DMA Methods and Other Advanced Topics