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Polymer Properties for Compound Formulation: Determining Polymers That Lead to Successful Products

Overview The polymer used in a compound recipe is critical to compound processing behavior and final product performance, yet polymer characterization is an under-utilized technique in the rubber industry. Traditionally, the rheological behavior of the raw polymer is characterized using Mooney viscosity, which provides limited information. The Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) can better characterize…

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Polymer Melt Rheology Workflow Automation: Auto-Trim Accessory for Discovery Hybrid Rheometers

The auto-trim accessory for Discovery Hybrid Rheometers automates the melting, gap setting, and crucial sample trimming step in polymer melt rheology testing. The automation of this step improves data consistency by up to 5x, increases continuous walkaway time by 80%, and reduces new operator training time to less than 30 minutes.

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Polymer Analysis Using the New Multi Sample Discovery X3 DSC

  Overview Polymeric materials, both thermoplastics and thermosets, have long been studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Cure properties, crystallization behavior, and glass transition temperatures are just a few of the material characteristics investigated by this versatile thermal technique. In many instances, the comparison of these material properties from samples that have a different production…

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Planar Biaxial

The ElectroForce Planar Biaxial TestBench instrument offers superior control and unparalleled performance in material and soft tissue characterization. Using this instrument, you can assess mechanical anisotropy and stress-strain relationships in samples that range from engineered devices, including wearable sensors and wound repair meshes, to tissues such as skin, pericardium, and heart valve leaflets. This instrument can be configured with either two or four ElectroForce linear motors mounted on a horizontal baseplate and load cell options for each axis of loading

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Pharmaceutical Characterization with the New Multi Sample Discovery X3 DSC

  Overview Differential Scanning Calorimetry is a simple yet powerful technique for gaining a broad understanding of the characteristics of pharmaceutical materials. Many of the properties that are explored using DSC, including apparent melting, the glass transition, and purity, are critical towards understanding the impact of processing conditions as well as the stability and compatibility…

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