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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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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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Randy H. Ewoldt: Experimental Challenges of Shear Rheology, How to Avoid Bad Data

Randy H. Ewoldt: Experimental Challenges of Shear Rheology, How to Avoid Bad Data How do you know when to trust your rheology data? How do you avoid bad data? Is there a checklist? Can you co-plot quantitative experimental boundaries against measured data? This presentation will discuss techniques for identifying and minimizing experimental errors and for…

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Professor João Maia: The Role of Interfacial Elasticity on the Rheological Behavior of Polymer Blends

The Role of Interfacial Elasticity on the Rheological Behavior of Polymer Blends: João Maia, Ph.D. The Role of Interfacial Elasticity on the Rheological Behavior of Polymer Blends Polymer blends are commonly used to generate materials with a desired combination of performance properties and cost. Most polymer blends are compatibilized to promote stability of the otherwise immiscible…

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Professor Chris Macosko – Analyzing Molecular Weight Distribution w/ Rheology

Professor Chris Macosko – Analyzing Molecular Weight Distribution w/ Rheology In this TA Instruments Webinar, Professor Chris Macosko discusses analyzing molecular weight distribution and blend morphology using rheology. Rheology is a powerful tool for analyzing polymer blends. This seminar will begin with the simplest case: molten blends of two different molecular weight homopolymers.We will…

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Norman J. Wagner: An Introduction to Colloidal Suspension Rheology

Norman J. Wagner: An Introduction to Colloidal Suspension Rheology Colloidal suspensions are encountered across a broad range of natural phenomena and industrially relevant products and processes. From coatings and inks, to foods and pharmaceuticals, dispersions, sols, gels, and glasses of colloidal particles exhibit a rich rheological behavior. This webinar will present an introductory overview of…

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