How to Detect Harmful Substances in Sporting Goods and Toys

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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

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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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Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Glass Windows and Skylights

Building regulations in various countries require minimum thermal conductivity (U-values) for different parts of a new building. This refers to anything from external walls, floors, roofs, windows and doors. Guarded Hot Plates (GHPs) determine these important values. Read here how!

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Zukunftstrends beim Kolloquium „Gemeinsame Forschung in der Klebtechnik“

Zum 20. Mal findet aktuell in Würzburg das Kolloquium „Gemeinsame Forschung in der Klebtechnik“ statt. 230 Teilnehmer diskutieren gemeinsam ihre Forschungsergebnisse, Neuentwicklungen und Herausforderungen. Aus den vielen interessanten und informativen Vorträgen am ersten Tag werden vier zukunftsweisende Trends sichtbar.

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Reduce Scrap Production with Thermal Analysis

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Bringing cost, material, production process and quality successfully together is one of the key objectives in the injection molding industry. If the production process is not correct or if the material does not adhere to the specified requirements, low quality and thus scrap production is the consequence. Ideally, all of these four factors should be able to be managed in order to avoid scrap production. Thermal analysis methods offer valued approaches.

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Common Causes of Failure of Automotive Thermoplastics

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Failure of injection-molded thermoplastic parts appear in a wide range of forms. Often, the selected material or the production process of parts and components are the cause of the problem. Whenever faulty parts leave the machine, it is important to find the underlying cause of the failure. We selected two common failures of thermoplastics and show how thermal analysis can help determine the cause of failure.

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Transferring Real Operating Conditions from Practice into the Laboratory Using the DMA GABO EPLEXOR®

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The flexibility of the DMA GABO EPLEXOR® through its independent drives allows for the realization of a great variety of test conditions from practical applications in a laboratory setting. Dr. Sahbi Aloui explains how you can use the DMA GABO EPLEXOR® to exactly simulate the load situation of a respective application.

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