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Advances in Biopolymers

Summary In recent years, biopolymers have risen to the forefront of discussions on sustainability in plastics. Biopolymers, both bio-sourced and biodegradable, offer the promise of being more environmentally friendly than virgin, single-use feedstock. However, biopolymers offer varying degrees of sustainability as well as unique challenges for plastic processors and manufacturers. Replacing traditional polyolefins with biopolymers…

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4 Cost-Effective Ways to Upgrade Lab Instruments

Technology is rapidly advancing. Whether you upgrade old equipment or add a new technique to your bench, using cutting-edge instrumentation is sure to enhance your lab’s efficiency and results. Today’s instruments offer more reliable data and advanced features, both of which are crucial for staying at the forefront of material innovation.

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Waters Extends Capabilities of Flagship TA Instruments Rheometer for Efficient and Repeatable Powder Analysis

Milford, Massachusetts – September 29, 2022 – Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) introduced new, innovative powder rheology tooling and software for its TA Instruments™ HR Rheometers allowing scientists to make precise, repeatable powder rheology measurements simpler and faster. Such measurements enable materials scientists to optimize the processing and end-use performance of powders used in batteries, pharmaceuticals, additive manufacturing, food, personal care products, and coatings.

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The Road to U.S. Electric Vehicle Battery Production

Consumer interest and sustainability goals are driving soaring demand for electric vehicles. The U.S. aims for electric vehicle sales to reach 50% of the total market by 2030, yet 99% of the raw and component materials for EV batteries are produced externally.1, 2 Sourcing foreign-made materials and batteries has already created challenges in the industry. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to market instability that caused the price of nickel, a key battery material, to skyrocket in March 2022.

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Fitting Multiple Transitions in a Nano DSC Thermogram

Overview Nano DSC is a powerful and sensitive analytical tool for investigating protein structure, stability, and protein-ligand binding. Researchers in fields such as biomedical and pharmaceuticals are able to separate multiple domains that may not be visible with less sensitive instruments. In this tech tip, Dr. Cali Scholl walks us through data analysis when you…

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TRIOS AutoPilot

TRIOS AutoPilot Powerful Workflow Automation. TA Instruments invites you to experience a new paradigm in software functionality. Unleash the full potential of your Discovery Hybrid Rheometer, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, and Thermogravimetric Analyzer with AutoPilot, a premium feature that enables process driven automation of TRIOS software. AutoPilot allows users to quickly and easily create automated routines:…

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Immobilization Cell

Immobilization Cell Permits the characterization of drying, retention, and immobilization kinetics of paints, coatings and slurries. Description Technology Features Applications Immobilization cell The new Immobilization Cell Accessory for the Discovery Hybrid Rheometer permits the characterization of drying, retention, and immobilization kinetics of paints, coatings and slurries. Solvent is dewatered from the sample through a paper…

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Upper Heated Plate

Upper Heated Plate Designed for use with Peltier plates to eliminate vertical temperature gradients in samples. Description Technology Features Upper Heated Plate For Peltier Plate (UHP) The UHP is a temperature option designed for use with Peltier plates to eliminate vertical temperature gradients in samples. These thermal gradients can become significant above 50 °C and…

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Electrically Heated Cylinder

Electrically Heated Cylinder The Electrically Heated Concentric Cylinder system enables concentric cylinder rheological measurements over the broad range of temperatures from ambient to 300 °C. Description Features Technology The Electrically Heated Concentric Cylinder system enables concentric cylinder rheological measurements over the broad range of temperatures from ambient to 300 °C. Perfect for high-temperature testing of…

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