Clever Tool for Short Cooling Times

How do nucleating agents influence the crystallization behavior of your polymer in the mold? To answer questions like these, the kinetics of the crystallization reaction is determined for mixtures of polypropylene with different nucleating agents. The results are used to carry out predictions on the product behavior for any temperature programs.

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Update JEC 2019: Kistler and NETZSCH showcase their collaboration

Kistler, the global market leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque and acceleration measurement technology, will share a stand with the NETZSCH Group at JEC World 2019 from 12 to 14 March in Paris. Visitors to stand R20 in hall 6 can see how technologies from the two companies complement each other ideally in plastic composites processing. Both product portfolios will be showcased, and a simulation will show how the combination of information from mold filling and characteristic material values represents a major step towards intelligent part production.

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Messen geht vor Rechnen

Alexander Dupp bei der Messung des Ug-Wertes einer Isolierverglasung.

Unsere Ergebnisse zeigen, dass 95 % aller deutschen Isolierglashersteller den deklarierten Ug-Wert bei Neuproduktion einhalten und damit doch eine sehr gute Qualität liefern.
Probleme und eklatante Abweichungen stellen wir meist bei Isoliergläsern aus dem osteuropäischen
Ausland fest. Auch Gläser aus dem südeuropäischen Ausland halten in vielen Fällen nicht das, was sie
sollen (deklariert 0,5 W/(m²K), gemessen über 1,0 W/(m²K)).

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How does water change the properties of Lactose?

Spray-dried a-lactose monohydrate is a matrix of amorphous lactose in which lactose monohydrate crystals are embedded. Humidity has no influence on the crystal but amorphous lactose is very hygroscopic: in presence of humidity, it will transform into the crystalline form. This has consequences on the tableting properties of the substance. Thermal Analysis gives you first Information about the water content of your lactose and the consequences for its compressing properties.

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Recycling Carpets Turns into a Raw Material Opportunity

Billions of pounds of carpets are generated annually worldwide. A large percentage of which ends up in landfills is problematic because nylon is non-biodegradable.

Limitations in landfill capacity and the environmental impact of disposing of carpet waste in this manner have made recovering nylon from carpet waste an increasingly important enterprise.

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Flexible layer structured Bi2Te3 thermoelectric on a carbon nanotube scaffold

NETZSCH in Nature

Thermoelectric materials with a high efficiency that are used, for example, to generate electricity from heat, are naturally brittle and fragile. It would be much more user-friendly to use flexible materials. There are already thin plastic films, so-called PEDOT´s, which are flexible and can be applied over large areas at low cost. However, these have … Read moreFlexible layer structured Bi2Te3 thermoelectric on a carbon nanotube scaffold