PT ZONE: Testing & Quality Control

MATERIALS: Analysis Gone Wrong
A lot of resources are devoted each year to trying to figure out why products fail. Sometimes it’s because no one involved in a project realizes the data provided was wrong. More (+)
TESTING: Haze & Transmittance Meter Measures Haze And Clarity
Gardco has a new testing instrument that simultaneously measures haze and clarity. More (+)
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Color & Appearance Testing


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TESTING: Advanced Video Extensometer Meets Rigorous Test Standards

Instron will debut its new advanced video extensometer for strain measurement at NPE 2015.

TESTING/MEASURING: Gloss/Texture Measuring of 3D Surfaces

Established instrument for measuring reflective appearance now available for measuring curved surfaces and small parts.

TESTING/MEASURING: Handheld Durometer for Creep Measurement

A reportedly unique reset mechanism makes a new hand durometer for creep measurement easy to use for the long term.

TESTING/MEASURING: Online Color Spectrophotometer for Extrusion

Equitech to showcase newest UV and visible color spectrophotomer for continuous monitoring of extruded plastics.

How Characterizing and Modeling Chemical Foaming Agents Can Help Your Process

Knowing ahead of time what will happen when your CFA produces gas can help you design or improve your process to boost quality and cost effectiveness.

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OVERVIEW:
Testing & Quality Control

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There are a wide variety of instruments used to maintain part quality in processing. Materials companies and compounders typically use rheometers, tensile testers and other laboratory instruments that help predict how its material will behave in the real world once it is made into a part. Compounders and processors alike rely on color-matching and formulation devices to keep quality consistent.


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