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Rheology of Topical Pharmaceuticals for New Product Development or Generic Equivalents

Pharmaceutical development is highly regulated, and for good reason. Potential new products must be rigorously tested to ensure their safety, purity, and performance are acceptable before coming to market. For topical creams, regulations uphold stability lifetime parameters and require identification of any impurities before products reach consumers.

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Setting up the Ring on Plate Geometry on the Discovery HR for Tribo-Rheometry Testing

Overview Interested in measuring surface friction? TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Rheometer offers four different tribo-rheometry accessories. This one, the ring-on-plate geometry, offers a surface to surface contact to measure surface friction. Rheometer users in the cosmetics, personal care, food, and electronics industries commonly use surface friction measurements to optimize their products. Watch this tech tip…

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Rheological Evaluation of Battery Slurries with Different Graphite Particle Size and Shape

Application Note Rheological Evaluation of Battery Slurries with Different Graphite Particle Size and Shape Keywords: Rheology, Battery, Battery slurry, particle size, particle shape, viscosity, viscoelasticity, thixotropy, yield, Discovery Hybrid Rheometer (DHR) Battery slurry processing is one of the key steps in battery manufacturing that can significantly influence battery performance. The slurry suspension includes multiple components…

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Setting up the Ball on Three Plates Geometry on the Discovery HR for Tribo-Rheometry Testing

Overview Accurately measuring the coefficient of friction has never been easier. The TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Rheometer offers four different tribo-rheometry accessories. This one, the ball on 3 plates geometry, is designed to measure friction between solid surfaces with low viscosity media between them. Rheometer users in the cosmetics, personal care, food, and electronics industries…

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Material Analysis for Bioplastics Quality Assurance and Degradation

What are bioplastics? How can plastic manufacturers use them to improve the environmental impact of their products? With so many emerging green technologies, producers and consumers need to differentiate between greenwashing1 and genuine advancements. Furthermore, if a new development is deemed environmentally beneficial, all stages of the plastics supply chain, especially converters, must then learn how to incorporate the new technology without undermining their process or products.

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Thermal and Rheology Presentations

Long Beach Thermal Presentations Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Theory and Applications Differential Scanning Calorimetry Thermal Analysis Toolkit for Materials Characterization Pacific Heat and Wave Flow: Day II Section I: Rheology & DMA Theory and Instrumentation Section II: Intermediate Rheology Methods Section III: Intermediate DMA Methods and Other Advanced Topics

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Setting Up a Concentric Cylinder Geometry on the Discovery Hybrid Rheometer

Overview In this tech tip, we demonstrate how to get reliable Tribo-Rheometry data from point to point contact measurements using the Ball on 3 Balls Geometry on the Discovery HR. This geometry is ideal for studying the effect of friction and long-term wear on materials ranging from automotive components and greases, lubrication in prosthetic devices,…

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Rheology of Hydrogels

Hydrogels are three-dimensional porous strctures that can absorb large amounts of water. They can be made up of polymers, protein, peptides, colloids, surfactants, or lipids.1 Hydrogels’ ability to uptake large amounts of water is useful for many biological applications, including drug delivery and tissue engineering. Since a hydrogels’ properties change as it absorbs water, scientists must accurately characterize its behavior at different saturation amounts and in varying conditions.

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Compatibilizers for Mechanical Recycling

Plastics are versatile, lightweight, and fundamental to countless products, but plastic waste poses a growing environmental threat. The plastics industry are confronting sustainability demands from consumers, brand owners, and regulations with bold innovation in material design and recycling. The leading technologies and areas of exploration in polymer sustainability are mechanical recycling, advanced recycling, biobased polymers,…

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