How to Detect Harmful Substances in Sporting Goods and Toys

NETZSCH Sporting Goods Toys

Sporting goods and toys for kids or pets are often made of flexible plastics. Some examples are sensory chewing toys, action figurines as well as balls of various kinds. A common polymer used for these applications is PVC (polyvinylchloride), because it can be made softer and more flexible by adding plasticizers. Therefore, they can evaporate or be rinsed out by saliva or sweat. Learn how to determine detect and identify plasticizers!

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From Big Data to Smart Data

NETZSCH Data Science Big Data

In the first article of our Big Data series, we have already given you a first insight into the term Big Data and pointed out which benefits can be generated by data processing for production and especially for thermal analysis. In this next article, we would like to introduce the term Data Science in more detail and show some of its common methods.

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A new milestone in fire testing of cables compliant to EN 50399

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With the introduction of the revised EN 50399 standard, the next step has been taken for the fire safety in public buildings and installations. The standard describes the exact test conditions of cables or cable bundles to simulate realistic conditions in case of fire. NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments now offers a standard cable (according to prEN 50399:2020) for fire testing in accordance with EN 50399 to match its Fire Testing System for Cables (KBT). Read more!

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Analytica@home by NETZSCH: Couplings, LIMS and Rheology and More

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In seven free webinars, we covered relevant topics from the features of our software, Proteus® and LIMS support from NETZSCH, to our different coupling solutions and how to measure shear viscosity. Read this quick summary and gain access to all webcasts!  

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How Water Influences the Mechanical Properties of Polymers

Why is water a problem for a part made of thermoplastics? Textbooks describe that the water uptake for some types of polyamide (PA) is really high in both 50% relative humidity and in water. This alone would not be the problem, but the uptake of water leads to very different properties of materials. How can dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) help with this issue?

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Insights from the Adhesive Technology Conference in Germany

For the 20th time, the “Joint Research in Adhesives Bonding Technology” colloquium took place in Würzburg (Germany). 230 participants discussed their research results, new developments and challenges together. From the many interesting and informative presentations on the first day, four trends pointing the way to the future will be revealed.

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