Article - 4 Sep 2001
The addition of silicone improves both granule flow and melt plasticisation during moulding or extrusion.
Article - 7 May 2001
Transparent, glossy and reasonably hard for a thermoplastic. Has reasonable impact resistance at low temperatures. Advantages, diadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of...
Article - 14 Oct 2019
The development of cosmetics for release into a competitive market is a high cost endeavour, so it would be inefficient for these high stakes products to be shipped in low quality packaging, or for...
Article - 12 Sep 2003
Smart or intelligent packaging is packaging that illicits a response to a stimuli. The concept is described, with applications and examples outlined. While some applications are a little way off,...
Article - 21 May 2004
CSMA, part of Ceram is able to offer ToFSIMS, a powerful analytical service that can provide detailed imaging and chemical mapping of complex organic and inorganic species. Posted April 2004
Article - 12 May 2014
Packaging is a science that has greatly contributed to the success of the pharmaceutical industry. This article looks at ensuring the integrity of blister packaging in the pharmaceutical industry.
Article - 19 Feb 2019
In this article, the packaging industry and how to maintain standards within that through force and torque testing are discussed.
Article - 12 Mar 2006
Scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) are instruments that measure properties of surfaces. They include atomic force microscopes (AFMs) and scanning tunnelling microscopes (STMs).
Article - 22 Nov 2010
What is compression testing and how is it used to determine how a product or material reacts when it is compressed? Find out more about the theory and applications of compression testing.
Article - 19 Jan 2015
Testing the strength of wood and timber while constructing roofing timbers, door frames, windows, and furniture is highly significant for assessing the capability of final designs in order to handle...