SPI, SPE Announce Joint Membership Option for Students at NPE2015
March 26, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced the creation of a joint membership option for students about to enter the plastics industry workforce Tuesday.
Dynisco Releases ViscoSensor Online Rheometer with New Rheometer Control Unit for Cost-Effective Melt-Flow Monitoring at NPE 2015
March 25, 2015
Dynisco is expanding its online rheometry offering to include a new simplified ViscoSensor configuration that has a more compact rheometer control unit (dubbed e-RCU).
Dow Brings Gallery of Innovations to NPE 2015
March 24, 2015
At NPE 2015, Dow is showcasing its portfolio of products and technologies in its Gallery of Innovations.
Tekni-Plex announces new lamination film production line for barrier pharma/medical blister applications
March 20, 2015
Tekni-Films is announcing a new, state-of-the-art laminated barrier films line.
Evonik Unveils High Temperature Polyamide Extrusion VESTAMID DX9360
March 19, 2015
Specialty chemical company Evonik will present its new VESTAMID® DX9360 product, a polyamide extrusion compound for tubing systems that has the potential to significantly extend the lifetime of engine lines at next week’s NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase.
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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LOCTITE 4090 Hybrid Adhesive
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