Expanding Vinyl material characterization capabilities showcasing a rigid PVC building product formulation

November 13

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Expand the scope of existing torque rheometer equipment to gain further key indicators like the in-line extrusion viscosity and the in-line injection molded test specimen creation for various physical properties including color measurement for degradation dis-colorization for PVC formulations. The webinar will highlight the time advantages due to the direct reproducible molded color specimen and will take an in depth look at the general physical concepts of color measurement. Finally the added functionality of in- line extrusion torque rheometry with its physical concept will be showcased.

Primary Topics:

  • Rigid vinyl formulation testing possibilities
  • Introduction to in-line specimen production
  • Color measuring concepts
  • Extrusion rheology measurement concept

Christoph Pielen
Lab Manager, Chemical Division; Brabender Instruments
Christoph Pielen studied Mechanical Engineering with the specialization of plastics processing engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

  • From 2002-2008: Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University. He was part of the scientific team that developed, tested and produced new formulations in rubber compounds and rubber foam extrusion.
  • From 2012-2014: Brabender GmbH, Germany. He joined the team to support international technical sales and customer service.
  • Since September 2014, Brabender CWB, USA. He took over the responsibility as the laboratory manger in the chemical division.
  • Active member ASTM including plastics, rubber and carbon black committees.