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How to Show Improved Wetting of Lubricants during Polymer Processing

Discover a fast screening test to select an improved lubricant package for your polymer processing...

Wetting Lubricants Polymer Processing Wettability Testing

How to Select the Proper Curing Agent for Epoxy Systems

Select the best curing agent for your epoxy polymer & reach new applications for your high temperature composite!...

Curing agent selection epoxy high temperature composite

How to Reduce PP Cycle Time (+ Avoid Shrinkage & Warpage)

Reduce the overall cycle time of polypropylene & avoid warpage and shrinkage...

PP Polypropylene Cycle Time Reduction Nucleating Agent Warpage Shrinkage

Polymer Matrix Selection for Very High Temperature Composites

Select the best matrix polymer for your composites & achieve very high temperature resistance...

Matrix Polymer Selection High Temperature Composite

High Temperature Composites: How to Well Select Sizing Agents

Select the best sizing agent for your high temperature polymers & improve the overall properties of your composites...

Sizing Agent Selection High Temperature Composite

Storage Stability : How to Check & Avoid Sedimentation

Avoid sedimentation during the storage of your coatings and inks. Discover how to adjust step-by-step your formulation!...

Storage stability sedimentation paints inks

WB Packaging Inks: Formulation Tips to Solve the 5 Biggest Challenges

Overcome the 5 biggest challenges (drying speed, foaming, adhesion, press stability, and clean up) when formulating and using water based packaging inks...

WB waterborne packaging inks drying adhesion stability  foaming

How to Well Disperse CNTs

Maximize Carbon Nanotubes' effect with adequate CNT functionalization and processing...

CNT Carbon Nanotubes Dispersion Polymer Matrix plastic strength

PP/PE Nanocomposites: How to Well Disperse Nano Fillers

Exclusive! Learn latest formulation & processing know-how to well disperse nano fillers in PP & PE...

Nano fillers dispersion nanocomposites compatibilizing agents

Fire Test: How to Succeed When Going Into New Applications

Successfully enter into E&E, building, automotive, mass transport... with your flame-retarded plastics...

Fire Test Flame Retardants FR electronic mass transport building wires cables

Surface Treatment: How to Replace Chromic Acid

Discover a safer & cheaper alternative to chromic acid surface treatment (chrome etching) and get practical guidance to switch...

Surface Treatment Wettability without Chromic Acid Plasma Coating

Rigid PVC Molding Defects: How to Solve Splay, Blush, and Peel

Troubleshoot faster with reliable defects identification & a logical solving approach...

Rigid pvc troubleshooting molding defects splay blush peel

How to Reduce Flame Retardants Loading

Improve fire resistance with lower flame retardants loading in your plastics...

Fire Resistance Use Less Flame Retardants with Intumescent FRs

Flexible PVC: How to Avoid Unwanted Color Development

Avoid unwanted color development in your flexible PVC by knowing the 8 main causes of color issues. When you know the cause, you almost have the solution!...

Flexible PVC color development troubleshooting

Hair color: How to guarantee the longevity based on reproducible tests

Guarantee the color longevity of your hair products with this step-by-step protocol ensuring reproducible results...

Hair color fastness testing reproducibility

Plasticized PVC: How to Troubleshoot Adhesive Failures

Troubleshoot efficiently all your adhesive failures on your PVC products...

Plasticized PVC Flexible Vinyl Adhesion Failure Troubleshooting

How to Efficiently Adjust the Fineness of Grind

Get faster to the fineness of grind that you want by adjusting efficiently the formulation of your dissolver mill base...

Dissolver Mill Grind Fineness Pigments Fillers

UV Inkjet Ink: 5 Practical Tips for Successful Formulation

Formulate your UV inkjet inks without struggle with these 5 concrete and practical rules about raw material selection and formulation techniques...

UV Inkjet Ink Formulation

Paint Defects: How to Solve Crawling & Cratering

Solve faster your crawling and cratering paint defects with these easy lab tests to identify your issues and best ways to troubleshoot...

Crawling Cratering Paint Defects

High Temperature Plastics: How to Well Control Melt Temperature

Effectively monitor melt temperature of your high temperature plastics (PA, PPA, PPS, PEK...) for improved quality product...

High Temperature Plastics Control Melt Temperature Polymer

Injection Molding / Extrusion: How to Avoid Plastic Quality Crashes

Avoid plastics product quality clashes with a careful check of your incoming resins...

Injection Molding Extrusion Plastic Quality Crashes

How to Faster Replace your Solvent (Hansen Parameters)

Quickly come to few suitable solvent alternatives by seeing how to use Hansen parameters in practice...

Solvent Replacement Hansen Solubility Parameters

How to Maximize Ink Adhesion on PP Flexible Packaging

Achieve good ink adhesion on PP flexible packaging & survive heat, moisture, wrinkling...

Ink Adhesion Polypropylene Plastic Packaging

5 Mistakes to Avoid with your Water-Based Metallic Inks

Become a better formulator by avoiding 5 big (& frequent...) mistakes. You'll see why you can't formulate as if it was a standard ink...

Waterborne Metallic Ink Formulation Troubleshooting

Dispersant: How to Quickly Find the One You Need?

Learn how to quickly find the right dispersant & the right loading: prevent flocculation, avoid unfocused trials & additives overuse...

Dispersant Selection Loading Avoid Flocculation Paints Coatings Inks

How to Formulate without Wetting Agents

Avoid foam issues & lower formulation cost. In many cases, wetting agents are not needed...

Wetting Agents Pigments Fillers Waterborne Formulation

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