A new compact, stand-alone testing instrument is said to determine the intrinsic viscosity (IV) of PET resins while avoiding both the costs and the environmental hazards of handling and disposing of toxic solvents.
A new self-aligning pipe compression jig for testing underground plastic pipe used for fresh, drainage, and waste-water transportation has been developed by Technical & Scientific Equipment Co.
New vision sorting of plastic pellets by shape was introduced at the K 2007 show in Germany last fall by Buhler Sortex of the U.K. (U.S. office in Stockton, Calif.). Shape recognition has been used in the food sector to spot defective vegetables of ...
A new guide to friction, wear, and erosion testing is available from ASTM International, W.
A new drop-tower impact tester measures energy absorption and impact properties of polymers, composites, and component assemblies.
The new PPT3000 pressure tester from Agr International Inc., Butler, Pa., has several novel features, including a high-precision volume-expansion measurement tool and software incorporating the M-Rule Container Performance Model, which predicts shel...
A line of universal testing machines has been expanded to include four load capacities and three height combinations to suit most QC applications and laboratory requirements for testing materials and components.
A new in-line inspection device called PETView from Krones Inc., Franklin, Wis., monitors the quality of blow molded PET containers before they exit the machine, and any defects are immediately transmitted to a closed-loop temperature controller for...
Two new compact, lightweight, portable spectrophotometers in a vertical format boast advanced features such as Bluetooth wireless communication and a color LCD screen.
A new infrared thermal imaging system inspects seals and generates control outputs with no effect on production line speed.