Kinetic analysis of shear viscosity to predict the curing behavior of an epoxy adhesive

The NETZSCH Kinetics Neo software can not only be used for the analysis of temperature-dependent processes using thermal analysis data. It is now also possible to simulate rheological properties during curing based on the measured data from our Kinexus rotational rheometer. Learn more about the kinetic analysis of the curing behavior of a 2-Part epoxy adhesive.

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Rheology: The Reason for Beautiful Nails

NETZSCH Rheology Nail Polish

In the last few years, the nail polish industry has really opened up its beauty box of tricks and on the market today. Surely there must be some exciting science behind it all? Learn about curing and the influence of pigment – all measured with a Kinexus Rotational Rheometer!

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Rheologie: Der Grund für schöne Nägel

NETZSCH Rheology Nail Polish

Erst in den letzten Jahren hat die Nagellackindustrie ihre Schönheits-Trickkiste so richtig geöffnet und auf den Markt gebracht. Doch warum „stempelt“ Stempel-Nagellack, „zieht sich“ Crackling-Lack „zusammen“ und „härtet“ UV-Nagellack „aus“? Lernen Sie mehr über Aushärtung und den Einfluss von Pigmenten – gemessen mit einem Kinexus Rotationsrheometer!

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Investigating UV Exposure and Thermal Cure in Vat Photopolymerization

NETZSCH Photo DSC Vat Photopolymerization

During the Vat Photopolymerization process, the component is built-up in layers in a liquid resin vat using a UV laser beam to selectively cure the resin. Learn how the degree of thermal cross-linking of a two-component resin is determined by the preceding cross-linking reaction during photo-polymerization.

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How to Detect Cure State of Pre-Cured Composite Samples

CFRP Helicopter NETZSCH TM DSC

Popular materials for lightweight applications are glass and carbon fiber-reinforced plastics. The properties of the composite material are determined by the manufacturing process conditions. Therefore, it is crucial to know the curing state reached during manufacturing as well as the correlation between the glass transition temperature and degree of cure.

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Optimize the Curing of Composites with Kinetics Neo

BLACKS Composites SRL and NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing made the next milestone in its already proven Partnership: Improving the curing of a CFRP bike rim with a simultaneous drastic reduction of the cycle time during cross-linkage. The bike rim was processed through hand lay-up technology and a subsequent autoclave curing. Saving cycle time with a better curing is not possible? It is! Based on the data of a differential scanning calorimeter and the simulation software Kinetics Neo, the cycle time was reduced by 46% compared to the cure cycle suggested by the material data sheet. Additionally, a higher degree of cure could be achieved to meet the target curing and avoiding overheating effects of the product.

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