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An Introduction to Tribo-Rheometry: Quantifying Friction

An Introduction to Tribo-Rheometry: Quantifying Friction Tribology complements rheology, providing information on solid-solid interactions that adds insight to the bulk fluid measurements of rheology. Tribology is especially concerned with quantifying the coefficient of friction as a function of sliding speed and load force, under dry or lubricated conditions. This provides useful information about lubrication, wear,…

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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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Applying Rheo-Microscopy to Understand The Rheology of Suspensions & Emulsions

  Overview Rheo-microscopy combines rheological measurements with simultaneous investigation of the material’s microstructure, and how it may evolve in response to external stresses or strain fields. This webinar will showcase the power of rheo-microscopy for an accurate interpretation of rheological data in the context of three case studies, each on a different material and using…

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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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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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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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Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization

Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization Overview 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), provides opportunities to create previously unattainable geometric objects through layer-by-layer fabrication. Novel macromolecular structures and synthetic methods coupled with unique printing methods lead to 3D part generation with micron-scale resolution and tunable to emerging technologies. By tuning polymer structure, printing…

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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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Extensional Rheology & Analytics of Material Characterization

Extensional Rheology & Analytics of Material Characterization OVERVIEW Extensional flows are important to converging and squeezing flows that occur in polymer processing operations such as injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, film blowing and calendering. Uniaxial extensional flow measurement is particularly useful in polymer characterization because it is the ‘strongest’ flow field one can generate with…

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Extensional Rheology in Polymer Processing

Extensional Rheology in Polymer Processing Extensional flows dominate many polymer processes, including blow molding, film blowing, fiber spinning, thermoforming and many others. The rheology of polymeric materials under extensional flows can differ significantly from shear flows and it is important to understand this in order to optimize both materials and processes. In this webinar, we…

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