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A new reference guide from METTLER TOLEDO can help you ensure that plastic resins contain the right amount of moisture to ensure excellent molding results and desired material properties. The download, available in August, is part of the lab equipment manufacturer’s 2018 e-calendar.
A flower bud or a bacteria or virus? A plastic spoon under polarized light! Find out how you can achieve desired plastics properties by downloading our free guide to moisture determination methods for plastics.
Greifensee, 01st August, 2018 – Plastics are large molecules called polymers which primarily consist of carbon. First invented by John Wesley Hyatt in 1869, synthetic polymers’ strength and flexibility depends on the length of these chains and how they are structured.
Due to their ease of manufacture, relatively low cost, imperviousness to water, and versatility, plastics are used in products from paper clips to spaceships. In fact, they've displaced many traditional materials such as metal, paper, stone, wood, leather, bone, glass and ceramic in a wide variety of applications.
Polymers’ strength and flexibility impacts the way they can be molded. Moisture analysis helps to ensure trouble-free compounding and injection molding, creating smooth surfaces and ideal mechanical properties. It also helps determine the quality, flexibility and durability of final molded components.
To achieve stable molding, it's important the resin is properly dried and retains a certain maximum amount of water content. This helps to avoid quality deficits caused by too moisture while also ensuring that resins can properly fill molds, which is particularly important for parts that have long flow paths or delicate rib forms.
As with most modern manufacturing, plastics producers are under pressure to produce more, faster. To help support quality in your manufacturing efforts, METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to present “Moisture Methods for Plastics.” This guide will get you started on creating repeatable moisture-content determination methods using fast, accurate halogen moisture analysis.
Register to download the free guide anytime in August as part of METTLER TOLEDO’s 12-month e-calendar.
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at www.mt.com
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