Exploring the: Testing & Quality Control Zone



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New-Generation Rotational Rheometers
What are said to be radically new rotational rheometers for controlled stress/strain testing reportedly enable users to spend less time learning how to use the system.
Article Published: 2/20/2009
Ergonomically Designed Portable Color Spectrophotometer
A new color reflectance measurement instrument is ergonomically designed for use on the plant floor or outdoors.
Article Published: 1/23/2009
Colloidal Silica Processing Aid Slashes Molding Cycle Times
Ultra-fine synthetic silica particles have been shown in laboratory and commercial field trials to reduce injection molding cycle times by 20% to 30% in polypropylene, filled and unfilled nylon, PBT, and ABS.
Article Published: 11/1/2008
Industrial CT Scanning Speeds Mold Qualification
Qualifying a mold often can take weeks and involve several costly and time-consuming steps.
Article Published: 9/1/2008
Weather Testing For the Real World
Broader use of plastics in building products and a growing desire to minimize painting of automotive parts is increasing the need for reliable predictions of light stability and weathering performance.
Article Published: 4/1/2008
Enhanced Color Matching Data Management
A new digital color formulation program combines powerful matching software with an easy-to-use interface that reportedly makes sharing color information faster and more secure than previously possible.
Article Published: 12/12/2007
Recyclers Now Targeting Higher-Value Engineered Resins
Recycling news from the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC) in Orlando, Fla., in March focused on PET, nylon, and waste plastics in electronics—in other words, mainly on higher value engineered ...
Article Published: 5/1/2007
Taste and Odor: Understand the Role of Colorants and Additives In Food and Beverage Packaging
Do you know how masterbatch ingredients, processing, storage, and handling can affect taste and odor in packaged products? Here’s an introduction to the numerous factors in organoleptic properties and how they are measured.
Article Published: 3/1/2007
Non-Contact IR Analysis Simplifies On-Line Quality Control
A new method of mid-infrared analysis allows on-line monitoring of both the composition and physical properties of a plastic while it is being compounded or extruded.
Article Published: 3/1/2007
Ultrasonic Imaging Finds Voids, Cracks and Bonding Defects
As material costs climb, acoustic micro-imaging (AMI) is increasingly being used for non-destructive inspection and quality control of microelectronic components and assemblies, adhesive and welded bonds, solid part walls, and other applications whe...
Article Published: 2/1/2007

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