Testing/Quality Control

Coverage on topics such as rheology, particle sizing, shear, durability, cohesion, peel and viscosity testing.

ARTICLES

BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES: Catalog

This company has released its 2015 catalog, which introduces the new DV1 viscometer.
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Brookfield Engineering Announces Educational Programs

Brookfield Engineering recently announced it will offer its “Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements” course and an on-demand course.
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Disposable Hygiene: One Core Adhesive Does Not Fit All

As core fluff in disposable hygiene products is decreased or eliminated, the role of adhesives becomes increasingly essential to core integrity.

In mature markets, disposable diaper and feminine hygiene products have reached market saturation. Since consumers of these products expect reliable absorption and no leakage, their purchase decisions are now based on other differentiating factors, such as scent and softness—but also thinness.


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CHEMSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL and CHEMINSTRUMENTS: New Website

These two companies have announced new websites that reportedly allow visitors to better find what they are looking for and to get answers quickly and easily.
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METTLER TOLEDO: Melting Point Instrument

A reportedly flexible and efficient instrument is now available for the automatic determination of melting points.
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SHIMADZU: Spectrophotometer

The new UV-3600 plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer is equipped with three detectors.
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BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING: Lab Stand

The new model QB quick action lab stand is a spring-loaded stand that can reportedly simplify the testing process.
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BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING: Viscometer

The new DV1 viscometer is reportedly the lowest cost, continuous sensing digital viscometer in the company’s line of instruments.
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Maximizing Quality and Cost Benefits with Structural Adhesive Testing

Choose a method for testing structural adhesives that maximizes benefits.

Testing of structural adhesives is too often an assumed and prescribed process rather than a strategy to ensure quality and cost efficiencies.


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Improved Rheological Quality Control Tests for Today's Adhesives and Sealants

A range of rheological equipment is available with a variety of spindle geometries to properly perform quality control analyses of various adhesives and sealants.

Formulators are constantly updating their adhesive and sealant formulations; consequently, manufacturers of the equipment used to measure the adhesives’ and sealants’ flow behavior properties must keep current with these new formulations.


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EVENTS

Industry

2015 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting

2/20/15
Marriott Savannah Riverfront
Savannah, GA
United States

The 2015 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting will address adhesion science and technology.

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ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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