New DuPont™ Vamac® AEM Takes the Heat
June 30, 2015
DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) introduced DuPont™ Vamac® VMX5000, a new and commercially available family of ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) pre-compounds that extend the upper temperature limit for AEM applications.
Autodesk and NIMS Partner to Advance the 21st Century CAM Manufacturing Workforce
June 29, 2015
Autodesk Inc. and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills are partnering to develop the first-ever industry recognized Computer Aided Manufacturing/Machining standards and credentials.
Biopolymer Company MHG to Present First Ever Completely Biodegradable Fishing Lure at ICAST
June 26, 2015
MHG’s CEO announced the company will be debuting the world’s first ever certified biodegradable plastic freshwater fishing lure at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade Show (ICAST).
Rinco Ultrasonics extends machinery range with first electrically driven ultrasonic welding machine
June 25, 2015
With its new Electrical Motion ultrasonic welding machine, Rinco Ultrasonics is treading new ground: away from the traditional pneumatic drive to an electrically driven welding machine.
DSM continues to invest in optimizing environmental footprint
June 24, 2015
DSM recently completed a five-year upgrade of its Engineering Plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands.
May 28, 2015
How do you extrude a functional, full-sized car body without a mold? That’s what Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN (www.ornl.gov), set out to do when it developed the world’s first Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine in 2014. BAAM is a giant pellet-fed 3-D printer, which builds parts out of ribbons of nearly molten plastic from a conventional single screw extruder in an enormous build area of 20 feet x 7.75 feet x 6 feet. But given the size of BAAM parts, there were structural challenges in the new layered polymer technology.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.
TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials
Turning Off-Spec into In-Spec
TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials manufactures the highest capacity bulk sorting platforms available for the virgin plastics industry, achieving high resolution detection with high efficiency while maintaining a superior yield. Read more.Watch Now