The Thermo Scientific HAAKE MiniJet Pro, a new addition to a suite of Thermo Scientific sample preparation instruments from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., enables material scientists to more quickly and efficiently develop injection molded test specimens in small batches (2 to 12.5 mL) while saving money and time. Thermo Fisher designed the piston injection molding system to dramatically reduce the machine and sample requirement size when compared to classical injection molding machines.
Material scientists can also perform simultaneous rheological and FT-IR spectra measurements with the Rheonaut module for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS rheometer platform. This combined method enables a material scientist to take a measurement on the same sample, which results in a perfect correlation of data. As a result, scientists can avoid uncertainties based on different sample preparations and time spent collecting data.
The Rheonaut module for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS pairs with the highly flexible Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer, which can be upgraded from a simple FT-IR bench to a fully-automated multi-spectral range system that can acquire spectra from near-to-far-infrared. The versatile Nicolet iS50 can also initiate novel ATR, Raman and NIR modules at the touch of a button, enabling access to these techniques without manually changing system components.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will showcase its polymer and plastics portfolio in Hall 10, booth B59 at the K Show, the world’s largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 16-23, 2013.