When Teflon pans came out in 1961, they were a big improvement over iron skillets. They were much easier to cook with, as food virtually slipped out of the pan with very little lost because of sticking the skillet. And cleanup was so much faster and easier. Now, researchers at the University of Arkansas have [...]
Industrial Manufacturing Products
Polymers are used in many industrial manufacturing processes involving film, fiber, coatings, adhesives, extrusions, molded products, and assemblies. If your product contains components that you need to understand better, to verify performance, to predict failure modes, or generate baseline data, PSI can help. PSI provides unbiased independent testing at every phase of a product's life. Examples of industrial manufacturing products testing include:
- Arterial selection analysis
- Contamination analysis
- Failure analysis
- Competitor product analysis
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It takes a lot of effort to earn, but those who have it believe that it’s worth it to them and to their clients. We’re talking about the ISO 17025 certification. The International Organization for Standardization certificate ensures that laboratories that prepare testing and calibration reports have the procedures in place to consistently produce valid [...]
A material that could keep food fresher and make food packaging more environmentally friendly might come from a food itself. A European project is leveraging the qualities of chitin and chitosan from shrimp shells to conserve food wrapped in plastic. Then, after its use, the packaging biodegrades, reports a news release from Nofima, a food [...]
Photovoltaic materials could be made thinner, more efficient, and more stable thanks to a discovery from scientists in London. The researchers at Imperial College London discovered a new way to position nanoparticles in plastics. The method uses a combination of heat, and low-intensity visible and UV light to arrange the nanoparticles in patterns, reports Energy [...]
As polymers become more complex, traditional separation techniques used to analyze the material’s composition are no longer adequate for today’s research and development demands. But a Massachusetts lab instrument business owner, who helped build a refractometer 50 years ago, and Dow Chemical Company have teamed up to develop a system that they say can provide [...]
About those unpronounceable and polysyllabic names of chemicals on consumer product labels. Are they safe? The answer? We don’t know. Laws, for the most part, do not require that industrial chemicals have to be tested before they are put on the market. Instead, regulators and enforcement agencies view industrial chemicals as “safe until proven otherwise,” [...]
Just like you recycle plastic containers and glass, pretty soon you will be able to recycle solar cells. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University are using natural substances from trees and plants as the basis for organic solar cells. Substrates made from cellulose — a natural polymer — hold the solar [...]
Imagine a world in which a sudden impact from an explosion or collision would do no damage to a person’s body or a building. That’s the kind of protection that scientists from the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) are developing. The material? Nanofoams. “We are developing nanofoams that help disperse the force of an [...]
In most universes and dimensions, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. This statement is true in the electronic realm as well. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have aligned molecules of semiconducting polymers so that electricity can flow more easily. The innovation could create a breakthrough for computer processors, LED [...]