White Papers for Plastics Technology and Plastics Materials

  • Corona vs PlasmaBy

    One common question about surface treatment systems is, “What is the difference between corona and plasma, and what best fits my application?” Both corona and plasma treatment increase the surface energy of materials and thereby improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives, flocking or other...
  • Regulatory Compliance: Weighing in Pharma ManufacturingBy

    Weighing applications in pharma manufacturing can strongly influence final product quality. However, broad regulations, such as GMP, usually leave much to interpretation. This white paper explains which regulations are relevant and how to ensure compliance along the entire weighing product...
  • How Continuous Level Sensors WorkBy

    SmartBob 2 and TS1: Measuring range is from the tip of the “Bob” when fully retracted to where the Bob contacts material at the bottom of the vessel. The Smart- Bob measures the level of headroom from a single point on the material surface directly below the sensor’s mounting location.
  • Particle Nucleation in Chemical Foam ExtrusionBy

    Recent emphasis on light-weighting has foaming technologies being explored by all facets of industry. Endothermic chemical foaming agents are especially desirable due to low-to-zero impact on the environment. Different methods of nucleation to control the cells formation are offered to control...
  • Thermal Analysis Unlocks the Secrets of ElastomersBy

    Analysts can reverse engineer elastomers which allows companies to improve on specific formulations.
  • Advances in Lenticular Lens Arrays for Visual Display & Cylinder Engraving TechniquesBy

    During the past decade, products incorporating lenticular materials have grown rapidly and continue to do so. The lenticular technology research reported in this paper demonstratively shows the performance improvement of both the pseudo-elliptical and true-elliptical lenticular lens array...