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Published: 4/22/2009

New Weather Testing Instruments at NPE
Atlas Material Testing Technology, Chicago, will present the newly redesigned and upgraded Suntest XLS+. Adding a digitally controlled specimen spray turns this flatbed lightfastness tester into a full-fledged weathering instrument.

Published: 4/22/2009

Vision System for 100% QC Of Caps and Closures
A new vision system is designed to give 100% real-time quality inspection of caps and closures.

Published: 3/20/2009

Viscometer Now Includes More Standard Features
Brookfield Engineering, Middleboro, Mass., is offering its most popular viscometer for liquid measurement in an “extra value” version that includes several optional accessories as standard.

Published: 2/20/2009

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.

Published: 1/23/2009

Ergonomically Designed Portable Color Spectrophotometer
A new color reflectance measurement instrument is ergonomically designed for use on the plant floor or outdoors.

Published: 11/1/2008

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.

Published: 9/1/2008

Industrial CT Scanning Speeds Mold Qualification
Qualifying a mold often can take weeks and involve several costly and time-consuming steps.

Published: 4/1/2008

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.

Published: 12/12/2007

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.

Published: 5/1/2007

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 ...