ADDIVANT at NPE 2015
March 2, 2015
Addivant™, a leader in polymer additive technologies, recently announced that it will showcase the global launch of WESTON® 705 at NPE 2015, March 23 – 27, in Orlando, FL.
New polycarbonate sheet products from Bayer provide OEMs with additional options for lighting lenses
February 27, 2015
LEDs are advancing lighting options, both in design and functionality, yet consumers are looking for more.
Siemens presents the tcp3000 temperature controller for industrial applications
February 25, 2015
Siemens Industry, Inc. unveiled its improved TCP3000 temperature controller, designed to make extruders more simple and economic.
National Plastics Center Presents SPE with $200,000 in Support of PlastiVan™ Program
February 24, 2015
The National Plastics Center presented the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) with a $200,000 check in support of the PlastiVan™ education program, which sends “PlastiVans” to schools and companies throughout North America to educate people of all ages about plastic’s chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and applications.
Wittmann Battenfeld to Demonstrate Their Full Lineup of Material Handling and Auxiliary Equipment at NPE 2015
February 23, 2015
Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. will present their latest material handling and auxiliary equipment solutions to visitors to their booth at the upcoming NPE 2015 show in Orlando, Florida.
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In this issue:
Packed Schedules at NPE2015/ANTEC® Orlando
Mold Filling Software: A 30-Year Journey
Metal or Plastic? Thermosets Provide the Answer
Plastics Joining Methods for Medical Devices
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Molding Paper like Plastic
January 13, 2015
If plastics processors haven’t noticed paper bottles yet, they should, because paper bottles popped from nowhere four years ago to create a whole new market for paper. Four years ago, two small entrepreneurial companies outside of the packaging industry separately launched patented but similar paper bottles almost simultaneously. These weren’t folded paper cartons, but molded clamshells shaped like glass or plastic bottles. Paper bottles started with milk in local outlets and now package detergent, wine, and cat litter for mass markets, potentially challenging glass and plastic, though plastic is minimally involved for lining and closure.View More Blog Entries
Polymer Problem Solving with FT-IR Analysis
Attend this webinar and learn new ways to analyze the challenging polymer samples you may encounter in your daily work. This webinar will explore some of the common, as well as more advanced Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis methods that are useful for QC control, testing, or deformulation studies required to solve difficult polymer materials problems. The applications presented in this webinar will focus on Far-infrared and Near-infrared analysis techniques, as well as coupling an FT-IR spectrometer to thermogravimetric (TGA) instruments for particularly difficult polymer deformulation studies. Some of the topics discussed in this webinar include:
• Using Far Infrared to analyze inorganic additives
• Combine Raman with FT-IR to get more information on orientation and additives
• Classification of polymers with Near-infrared analysis
• FT-IR coupled to TGA for deformulation studies
FT-IR spectroscopy is a widely used technique for laboratory and industrial analysis throughout the polymer industry. We will show how flexible the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™50 FT-IR spectrometer can be in developing data and analyzing polymer samples.
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