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Zeiss Completes new R&D, Production, Sales and Customer Service Site.

Zeiss’ new Innovation Center is an integral part of the company’s global strategy to expand its presence close to research centers and growth markets.  

#MeetMeInChicago

Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

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Quantifying the Appearance of Plastics

Gloss, reflection haze, and transmission haze are three of the most prevalent effects on the appearance of plastics. With the help of multifunctional tools like gloss meters and spectrophotometers manufacturers can measure these visual affects to ensure the integrity of a products appearance from start to end. 
#color

Oxygen Permeation Analyzer for Bottles, Pods, and Other Whole Package Forms

Ametek Mocon’s  Ox-Tran 2/48 measures the oxygen transmission rate of whole packages at ambient conditions.  

Second Generation of Autonomous Machine Vision Systems Launched

Inspekto’s new S70 Gen. 2 offers reflection-free images and autonomous machine vision AI which reportedly take vision inspection to new heights.

PFE Further Expands into the European Plastics Recycling Industry

PFE is not only the first U.S. testing facility to achieve accreditation to perform RecyClass testing, but is also the world’s only lab accredited to perform testing in all four product categories
#Elastomers

Distinguishing HDPE from LDPE at the Blink of an Eye/Push of a Button

BASF’s trinamiX adds new PE application for plastic sorting to its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution.
#polyolefins

Upgraded Software Enables Broader Use of Color & Appearance Data in Digital Design

X-Rite’s latest release of Pantora allows brands and suppliers to leverage their existing color data and measurement devices.  
#color

Mobile Automated 3D Scanning System for QC for Small to Medium Sized Parts

Capture 3D’s GOM ScanCobot combines an automated collaborative robot with ATOS blue light 3D scanners.  

Distinguishing Nylon 6 from Nylon 66 at the Push of a Button

BASF’s subsidiary trinamiX adds new application for plastic sorting to its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution.

Take These Steps to Optimize Your MFR Data

Make your life easier by paying close attention to the procedural steps detailed in the test standards.

High-Precision Spectrophotometer with an Integrated ISO Compliant Gloss Sensor and Stability Check

Konica Minolta’s CM-36dG benchtop measure both color and gloss, allowing for streamlining of QC workflow and equipment and maintenance savings.

High-Speed Integrated 2D and 3D Measurement System

Exact Metrology’s InspecVision Planar boasts quick product quality verification by performing 2D inspection, CAD comparisons and reverse engineering in seconds.

System Spots Surface Defects in Films

Detects gels, black specs, holes and other defects.

Quantifying the Appearance of Plastics

Gloss, reflection haze, and transmission haze are three of the most prevalent effects on the appearance of plastics. With the help of multifunctional tools like gloss meters and spectrophotometers manufacturers can measure these visual affects to ensure the integrity of a products appearance from start to end. 

Vision System Combines 3D Laser Displacement Technology with a Smart Camera

Cognex’s new In-Sight 3D-L-4000 is said to be a breakthrough 3D vision technology, allowing factory engineers to quickly and accurately solve a wide variety of inspections.

High-Efficiency Benchtop Spectrophotometer Series

Datacolor’s Spectro 1000/700 series spectrophotometer, boasts high efficiency and confidence in color formulation in quality control for plastics and other industries.

FTIR Plastic Analysis System with Spectral Library Method Package

Shimadzu Scientific’s new FTIR boasts highly accurate qualification of unknown samples.

Laboratory Management Software for Permeation Analyzers

Ametek Mocon’s new PermWare software is designed for laboratory managers overseeing Mocon permeation analyzers.  

Upgraded AI-Powered Handheld 3D Scanners for QC

The capability of the Artec 3D handheld scanners from Exact Metrology, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been increased with the addition of the new HD mode.

Get Color Right With Digital Control

Here’s a guide for compounders, color houses, and processors to overcome unreliable visual color analysis and eliminate unproductive and costly results. 

PART ONE How to Determine Viscosity Data Using a Slit-Die Viscometer

Using a slit-die viscometer connected to a lab extruder can generate accurate data on melt viscosity at various shear rates and temperatures, a useful QC tool in processing.

Injection Molding: Self-Adjusting, Self-Learning Machine Vision System

Inspekto’s Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) S70 independently determines the number of samples needed to learn a part’s features and automatically adjusts camera settings for the best possible image.