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Factors to consider when selecting an inline thickness measurement system

When selecting an in-process system for measuring the thickness of film, plate or sheet materials, a number of important factors need to be considered, including the effect of combined real world errors, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon. more

1 Dec 2017 14:50 Guest Blog

Manufacturer of extrusion technology, Leistritz, has launched a new elongational rheometer that it says provides solid data to prove even the slightest variations in the compounding process. more

1 Dec 2017 14:47 Machinery

JEC Asia has handed an award to R-Tech Materials for advancing safety sensors in hydrogen fuel cells. more

27 Oct 2017 11:53 Industry News

A “revolutionary” new instrument for the determination of moisture content in plastic granules is just one of the innovations that will be displayed by Engelmann & Buckham (E&B) at Interplas 2017. more

30 Jun 2017 09:00 Interplas 2017

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KraussMaffei

Moulding specialist KraussMaffei fits mould carrier for RTM processes at leading research centre in Munich. more

3 May 2017 10:34 Machinery

A silicone rubber manufacturer based in Lancashire has finished trials that find silicone rubber has the edge over Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer for heat resistance. more

24 Mar 2017 14:13 Materials

Instron has released the latest version of its Bluehill software in a new, intuitive package it says brings enhanced functionality and improved workflows to its machines. more

21 Mar 2017 10:37 Machinery

When the new polymer five-pound notes entered circulation last September, they did so under a rhetoric of numerous benefits. The Bank of England claimed that the new notes would provide a better alternative to their previous paper counterparts. more

20 Jan 2017 14:05 Industry News

The testing and analysis business unit of Netzsch will be demonstrating its ‘Proteus’ intelligent software system for polymer analysis at K 2016. more

6 Oct 2016 13:54 K 2016

Oxford-based injection moulder, OGM Limited, says the purchase of a moisture analyser has enhanced its business and increased its future potential for growth. more

2 Mar 2016 12:17 Machinery

UK-based manufacturer of silicones, ACC Silicones, has opened a new R&D facility that it says will allow the company “to push the technical boundaries” of its products. more

1 Mar 2016 16:46 Industry News

Zwick Roell Indentec, a UK based manufacturer of hardness testing products, has developed a new universal hardness testing machine incorporating the latest closed-loop technology to apply the test forces. more

14 Dec 2015 11:51 Machinery

NASA polymer scientist, Jess Waller, has received a prestigious award from two international standards organisations for his work on Nondestructive Testing Standards. more

2 Nov 2015 12:34 Industry News

Manufacturer of polymer testing equipment, Ray-Ran, has been acquired by the US-based Industrial Physics Group in a move the company says will provide it with the “tools it needs to grow.” more

18 Aug 2015 13:58 Industry News

Instron has launched a new initiative designed to help R&D testing laboratories make a business case for upgrading existing equipment. more

20 Jul 2015 16:12 Industry News

UK-based provider of testing equipment, James Heal, has launched a new elastomeric abrasion tester that it says offers higher efficiency in cost and time in comparison to rotary drum (ISO) abrasion testers. more

18 Jun 2015 09:56 IRC/DKT 2015

Amy Crabtree from Cambridge-based Blue Scientific looks at how using nanoscale analysis can give a deeper understanding of the makeup of polymers, paints and coatings. more

10 Apr 2015 14:57 Machinery

UK-based Malvern instruments has launched a completely new permeation/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) platform that it says “breaks new ground” in delivering the demands of today’s analytical laboratories. more

9 Mar 2015 12:20 Machinery

Instron, a provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, has launched what it describes as the “fastest, most accurate non-contacting strain measurement device commercially available.” more

16 Jan 2015 11:25 Machinery

Netzsch Analysing and Testing, part of the Netzsch Group, will exhibit at Interplas with its state of the art technologies for thermal analysis and thermophysical properties testing of polymers. more

19 Aug 2014 15:01 Interplas 2014