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How to Expand Your High-Performance Rheometer Capabilities for Powder Characterisation

Summary Research rheometers present excellent platforms for the characterisation and quantification of powder flowability. Until recent years, powder characterisations have been restricted only to instruments dedicated to just that one class of materials. Now there is a growing recognition of the opportunities for extending the application of high-performance rheometers to the measurement of particulate solids.…

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Catalysis R&D with High Pressure Thermogravimetry – Instruments and Applications

  Overview Catalytic reactions are of tremendous commercial importance. Over 90% of all chemicals worldwide are manufactured with the aid of solid catalysts. Developing improved catalysts and optimizing the reaction conditions are key for improving commercial and ecological efficiency of catalytic processes. High-pressure thermogravimetric analysis (HP-TGA) allows investigating reactions of a catalyst with the gas…

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Melt Viscosity Measurements at High Temperatures

  Overview Maintaining the optimum viscosity of a molten material is key for efficiency and product quality of many industrial processes. Processing of melts at high temperatures is the basis for classical or additive manufacturing of many materials like glasses or metals. Molten slag or ash viscosity is essential for economically operating industrial gasification processes…

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Applications of Tribo Rheometry in Material Characterization

  Overview Tribology is the study of friction between two interacting surfaces. Traditionally encompassing friction-based studies of lubrication and wear, the applications of this field has expanded into different industries such as food and beverage (e.g: quantify mouthfeel and texture), personal care (e.g: quantify skin-feel), asphalt (e.g: development of warm mix asphalt technologies) and rubbers…

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Rheology Workflow Automation with TRIOS AutoPilot: Enhanced Measurement with Reduced User Training

  Overview Discover how the new TRIOS AutoPilot software system enables you to standardize rheology workflow processes and decision-making. Combining thorough user-guidance, automated data processing, and decisional logic, AutoPilot reduces measurement variation, expedites tedious operations, and drives actionable decisions. Learn how you can join other organizations that have implemented these techniques to accelerate efficiency and…

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Chemical Characterization of Medical Devices

Overview During the formulation and manufacturing of polymeric materials for medical devices, the materials go through multiple stages and undergo many transformations. At each of these stages new additives might be added or the material is exposed to physical factors like heat which impacts the chemical nature of the ingredients. Subsequently, during the final product…

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Thermal, Rheological and Mechanical Characterizations of Thermosets

  Overview Thermosetting materials, such as epoxy, have been widely applied in many areas including automotive, aerospace and electronics industries in the form of surface coating, structural adhesives, advanced composites and packaging materials. These kind of materials pose high mechanical strength, high temperature stability and good solvent resistance. Unlike thermoplastic polymers, the process of thermosets…

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Connecting Polymer Processing and Product Performance through Rheology & DMA on the New DHR

  Overview The viscoelastic properties of polymers play a critical role in the different stages of polymer processing operations, whether it is melting and extrusion or the performance of the final product. On most polymer data sheets, these properties are presented in the form of a melt flow index. However, this simplistic approach is inherently…

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Discovering the Rheometer with the Sensitivity, etc. to Address the Most Demanding Applications

  Overview Have you been tasked with answering any of the following or similar questions? Will our product flow under these conditions? What are the optimal processing conditions? Will this formulation be accepted or rejected by our sensory panel? What is the working time for this adhesive? How strong is the final composite sample? Will…

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