Polymer Manufacturing & Rheology: How to Relate Rheological Techniques to Polymer Processing

Rheological techniques assist in a variety of polymer processing applications. A better understanding of your material’s Structure-Property relationship provides direct insight into how a material should be processed, how processing conditions affect material behavior, and ultimately the performance of your final product. Please join us to learn more about how rheology aids in any polymer manufacturing operation.

How to Relate Rheological Techniques to Polymer Processing

Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00 am CST

  • Process optimization & troubleshooting:
    • Blow, injection, compression molding, extruder temperatures
    • Mold filling
    • Melt strength
  • Polymer chain structure (MW, MWD, Long chain branching)
  • Thermosets
    • Cure reaction, cure rate
    • Minimum viscosity
    • open time/ working time/ cure time
    • Gel time, gel temperature
  • DMA mode (Tg, blending quality, sample homogeneity, filler effect)

HR-30 Demonstration with the Electrically Heated Plate

Tuesday, November 17th at 1:00 pm CST

Following our morning lecture, we will hold a virtual demonstration of one of the most commonly used accessories for polymer melt rheology – the Electrically Heated Plate. An introduction to the new HR-30 will be presented followed by a demonstration of sample loading and trimming, experimental set up through TRIOS, and a results discussion.

For more information about this event, please contact Rachel Roccanova at rroccanova@tainstruments.com or Mack Geiger at mgeiger@tainstruments.com.


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