Testing & Analysis

In this section, read articles on testing, analysis and characterization of polymer materials, including both synthetic and natural or biobased polymers.
January 18, 2024

Machine Learning-Accelerated Molecular Design of Innovative Polymers

Polymeric materials play a pivotal role in diverse engineering applications, from aerospace to environmental and civil engineering. However, the traditional approach to designing these materials has been experimental and often inefficient, relying on trial and error. This Edisonian method, driven by experience and intuition, comes with inherent drawbacks, including high costs, slow progress, and limited exploration of chemical space.

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December 21, 2023

Rheology in Optimizing Thermoplastic Polymer Performance

Polymeric materials are the backbone of various industries, ranging from packaging and electronics to automotive and aerospace. The melt flow behavior of thermoplastic polymers, crucial for processes like extrusion, injection molding, and more, is significantly influenced by their molecular architecture. Plastics engineers aiming to tailor polymeric materials to specific physical properties and ensure top-notch manufacturing processes need to master the art of rheology.

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