Polymer processing with thermosets is the key to high-performance parts regarding mechanical strength and durability. However, the material causes many challenges in production. sensXPERT delivers a unique solution for processors in the polymer and polymer based composite field while combining sensors, material science and machine learning. Read about the importance of the partnership with AIRBUS to provide this solution.
NETSCH Instruments North America is hosting the combined 35th International Thermal Conductivity Conference (ITCC) and 23rd International Thermal Expansion Symposium (ITES) in Boston Massachusetts, USA. Registration to the event is currently open and the first plenary speakers have been annouced!
Many of the polymers that are used in adhesives are relatively brittle materials. To improve their toughness, different fillers or toughening agents are incorporated in the adhesive formulations. Phase separation occurs during the process of monomer conversion to polymer. An understanding of the phase separation behavior under different curing conditions and the development of the morphology are important. This editorial summarizes the application of the DMA in the investigation of thermal properties and phase separation in elastomer-toughened ethyl cyanoacrylate adhesive bulk films.