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Smithers plastics consultants and testing experts share their insights into how to successfully use plastics in your next project.
Smithers polymer experts discuss how they support clients with residual monomer content analysis, helping them to gain confidence in the performance of their plastic and rubber materials.
Smithers experts explore how it is critical to assess polymers throughout the temperature ranges they are expected to work in.
Smithers polymer pipe experts discuss how you can have greater confidence in new pipe system installations and designs, from using optimal materials to taking a considered approach to sealing requirements.
See how Smithers polymer experts work with clients to fully explore unknown compounds in their materials using advanced GC-MS equipment.
Smithers polymer experts discuss the importance of performing batch release testing, especially for materials used in the medical industry.
Smithers polymer experts discuss how a process or supplier review can help give confidence in the materials you are looking to use as well as resolve any challenges you are facing during manufacturing.
When you are faced with an unfamiliar materials technology, a training course may be the quickest way to develop your knowledge and skills. Smithers Training Product Manager Beth Jenkins discusses how our in-house courses helped her gain polymer knowledge, and how they benefit clients.
In this whitepaper, Smithers experts explore the many ways in which you can assess the long-term characteristics of a plastic or rubber material - commonly referred to as lifetime prediction.
Environmental testing is a critical part of ensuring confidence in a new polymer or product. Find out more about what it is, and how ozone and UV testing can help your team understand the lifespan of polymers.
Learn about why it’s the right time to outsource your lab testing and the benefits in this Q&A from Lori Knous, General Manager of Smithers Akron-based materials testing laboratories at Smithers.
In the real world, we rarely find ourselves dealing with pure compounds. Most materials are a mix of multiple elements, not all of which are known.
It is crucial to select the optimal materials for new medical devices. In this expert article, our team explores why plastics are commonly used in medical applications, and how you can ensure you select the right polymers for the end-use application.
When developing a new product, a lack of polymer knowledge and experience can increase the likelihood of failures. See how a polymer consultant can support with material and product development programs in this article.
How does gel permeation chromatography (GPC) support clients looking to find greater insights in their polymer materials? In this article, Dr Jason Davies shares how GPC testing enables the characterization of polymer molecular weight and branching structure.
Smithers experts share how they support clients with thermoplastics processing, compounding and sample manufacture when in the design stage of a project.
If you are thinking about reshoring, changing your material supply route or looking to use completely new materials, then you will need support. In this article, find out how a polymer expert can help ensure you make the right choices, and make sure you have access to the right materials.
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