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The Kinexus rheometer design has been underpinned with the market-defining strengths of the previous generation Bohlin rheometers, coupled with advances in shear and vertical (axial) testing, to deliver a rotational rheometer platform with unprecedented dual-action capabilities.

Dynamic Light Scattering, Kinexus, Laser Diffraction, Mastersizer, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Rheometry, Size Exclusion Chromatography, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Zetasizer »

[5 Dec 2017 | ]

It was my great pleasure to present as part of the Worcestershire Innovation Network at their WINN Wednesday event on the 22nd of November, showcasing the best in innovation across Worcestershire.
This included a local company which makes artificial kneecaps and hips, an insight into the building of genomics studies of patients with rare diseases and cancers, an update on the appeal to get a state-of-the-art surgical robot for removal of prostate tumors (reducing discomfort, scarring and hospital stay post-operation). Jess Antley, head of WINN, also gave an update on a new shared space/collaboration …

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Deutsch, Insitec, Kinexus, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, Morphologi G3-ID, Nanosight, Zetasizer »

[14 Sep 2017 | ]

 

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Die POWTECH ist weltweit die unangefochtene Nummer eins für Pulver-, Granulat- und Schüttguttechnologien. Sie spiegelt den aktuellen Stand der mechanischen Verfahrenstechnik und Analytik wider – und gibt damit einen einzigartigen Überblick für eine Vielzahl an Branchen. Seien Sie unser Gast und entdecken Sie auf der Leitmesse POWTECH 2017 vom 26.-28. September in Nürnberg am Malvern Panalytical Stand 1-314 alles rund um die Analytik von Pulvern, Schüttgut, Nanopartikeln und Dispersionen: Halten Sie bei uns einen Moment inne und erleben Sie gezielte Infos für Ihre Materialanalyse!
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Insitec, Kinexus, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, Morphologi G3-ID, Nanosight, Zetasizer »

[14 Sep 2017 | ]

Diesen Eintrag auf Deutsch lesen
POWTECH is the undisputed number one meeting for powder, granule and bulk solids technologies, worldwide. It provides a showcase for cutting edge technologies and instrumentation relevant to a huge range of industries: from glass, building materials and paper, to pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food.
Be our guest from 26-28 September in Nuremberg, Germany! Come and chat to the experts from Malvern Panalytical in Hall 1, at Stand 314.
Request your free admission ticket for Powtech 2017…..

…..and when the lights go down on the exhibition, head over to our Exclusive After-Hours Malvern Panalytical Powtech Party!  
Join …

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Kinexus, Meet the Experts, Rheology, Rheometry »

[27 Jun 2017 | ]

Last year I went on a rheology tour!! I gave 12 talks in 10 days in 7 locations around Australia and New Zealand, talking primarily about suspension rheology and how particle characteristics such as particle size and shape affect rheology.
I spoke about the stability of suspensions and the factor to consider when assessing suspension stability but another major focus was the viscoelastic properties of materials.
Viscoelasticity: A material that possesses both liquid and solid-like properties which may change depending on how we handle and treat it.
One great example of a viscoelastic material is pitch, asphalt or bitumen …

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Claisse, Kinexus, Malvern Panalytical Events, Rheology »

[15 Jun 2017 | ]

To support the growing interest in Malvern PANalytical technologies for use in the food and drink industry, we held a joint free seminar devoted to this extremely important industry sector. This took place on Wednesday, June 8th in the Marriott Hotel Schaumburg, Chicago and saw more than 20 enthusiastic attendees from the food industry attend for an applications-focused set of presentations stressing the importance of Malvern PANalytical’s  complementary analytical techniques and the value they add to this sector.  We kicked off with a ‘Deluxe Continental Breakfast’ as befitting the attendees.

Personally, I must say that this was …

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Kinexus, Rheology, Tech Talk »

[8 Jun 2017 | ]

How to best measure a viscosity flow curve?
 
Choosing the right measuring geometry and preventing measurement artifacts
There are several ways to obtain viscosities at different shear rates using a rotational rheometer. For instance, we could gently ramp through the different speeds starting at the lowest and ending at the highest (good for a quick measurement where time is of the essence).  Alternatively, we could step through the required shear rates as discussed later, while waiting for a steady state viscosity at each step.  This is known as generating an equilibrium flow …

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Kinexus, Meet the Experts, Rheology, Rheometry »

[9 May 2017 | ]

Controlling the performance of an ink is a complex optimization challenge. Understanding how features of the system, the dispersed particle size in particular, impact stability and behavior during each stage of the printing process is crucial for effective formulation.
Over the past 30 years, the use of commercial and industrial inks has changed substantially. In particular, the maturation of inkjet technology has revolutionized printing. From office printers through to industrial coding and marking systems, inks are now required to meet demanding performance targets, for a wide range of different applications.
Inks are …

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Kinexus, Malvern Panalytical Events, Meet the Experts, Rheology, Rheometry »

[6 Apr 2017 | ]

This week is the Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC) held in beautiful Copenhagen. It has been a great conference so far with the opening reception at the City Hall – what an impressive building.

Malvern had a talk on Tuesday with our very own Nordic Rheology Specialist, Mats Larsson, talking about how “Creep testing can be used as an alternative to multi wave oscillation for determining the true gel point of network polymers“.
The session was appropriately chaired by Professor Henning Winter who along with Francois Chambon set out the criterion for …

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Customer experience, Insitec, Kinexus, Mastersizer, Morphologi G3-ID, Tech Talk »

[30 Mar 2017 | ]

The recently announced merger of Malvern Instruments and PANalytical could not be better timed from the Cement industry’s perspective. Both companies are market leaders in their respective technology fields – Malvern in particle characterization and PANalytical in elemental and mineralogical analysis – and both having strong teams of application experts with a lot of experience in cement production and characterization.
The synergy between the teams and product offerings was described in a recent webinar by Harald van Weeren of PANalytical and myself. The live event was attended by over one hundred participants and …

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Kinexus, Rheology, Tech Talk »

[17 Jan 2017 | ]

Why measure a viscosity flow curve, rather than just give a number?
 

Very often chemists are asked to provide a single viscosity value for a product or formulation without much information about the required conditions of the measurement.  For an oil or low viscosity liquid which is Newtonian this is pretty straightforward, so long as your viscometer is properly calibrated and the measurement temperature is provided. However, most industrially interesting or complex fluids such as polymer solutions, suspensions and emulsions are non-Newtonian, meaning that their viscosity varies with shear rate – …

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Kinexus, Mastersizer, Particle size, Rheology »

[1 Dec 2016 | ]

Peeling back the foil on a gold coin. Popping a perforated window on a festive calendar. Pursuing your favourite coloured wrapper around a bowl. The prize inside many little packages we open this season will be chocolate.
The secret of chocolate’s almost universal appeal is in the mouthfeel the “snap” of the first bite, how the chocolate melts and how it coats the inside of the mouth. Despite being a consumer experience, mouthfeel is strongly related to materials science – chocolate being a complex composite material.
Our instruments hold the key to many of …

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Kinexus, Rheology »

[27 Oct 2016 | ]

It is time to pop on my curly false moustache and chef’s hat to become high, mighty and judgmental about what has been bothering me lately: the ‘not so’ culinary delights on the rheology road….
I travel – a lot! On my travels, I experience a variety of ‘on-the-go’ foods and hotel restaurant experiences. Since I am a rheology specialist and food science and texture ultimately encompasses the science of rheology, I have a tendency to overanalyze everything I eat.

Sauces, custards, creams and gravies… viscosity and consistency…it bothers me! We’ve all …

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Kinexus, Meet the Experts, Rheology »

[12 Sep 2016 | ]

Asphalt Expert Task Group Meeting

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Expert Task Groups (ETGs) on Asphalt Mixtures and Binder Technology is organizing meetings on September, 12-15, 2016.
The upcoming meetings will take place at the University of Mass Dartmouth Campus outside of Falls River, MA – USA.
The purpose of Expert Task Groups (ETG) is to coordinate, develop, and improve national guidance and recommendations for the improvement of asphalt pavement mixtures and asphalt binders.
These groups provide feedback as well as encourage correct utilization and improvement of state-of-the-practice solutions. They also represent all aspects of …

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Kinexus, Meet the Experts »

[16 Jun 2016 | ]

Apologies for not posting sooner, but recently I have had the privilege of visiting some of our customers, covering for a service engineer who is temporarily out of action.
It is hard work, but it has also been a timely reminder of everything that goes into making sure our instruments are working properly and delivering the correct results.
I have been calibrating and installing Kinexus rheometers (and servicing the previous generation of Bohlin rheometers) for the most part, and each of these visits can take several hours to run through the various …

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Chemical identification, Kinexus, Morphologi G3-ID, Particle shape, Spraytec, Tech Talk »

[14 Jun 2016 | ]

MDRS Technology
Finally!  After what has felt like one of the wettest and longest winters in memory here in the UK, we’re now heading into the long, mellow days of midsummer.
But casting its miserable shadow over the barbecues, school holidays and paddling pools is the dreaded allergy season.  As one of the downsides of life in our “green and pleasant land”, during June we are hit hard by the combined impact of pollen from trees, grasses and weeds.
Many of us are now taking a daily antihistamine of some sort, and others …

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Kinexus, Rheology, Rheometry, Tech Talk »

[17 May 2016 | ]

Over the last few years, the nail polish industry has really opened up its beauty box of tricks, and on the market today, to name but a few, we see nail polishes with “magnetic, gel, matte, glitter, crackle, stamping, quick-dry, caviar, sponge, color changing, leather and sandy” effects. There are also nail polishes with kale, silk and nylon extracts! It really has turned into an art form. However, in order for us to appreciate the wonders of these magical nail polishes, there must be some exciting science behind it all?
I …

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Kinexus, Rheology »

[11 Feb 2016 | ]

Rheological – geological – but not mythological…
Pluto (not the Disney character – that’s another story) is a word that provokes emotion and comment. This ‘Planet X’ discovered in 1930 by a young graduate student Clyde Tombaugh, never fails to excite the science in all of us.
Demoting Pluto as a ‘real’ planet to a ‘dwarf’ planet a few years back attracted controversy with a huge public outcry and input for and against – the case for demotion was made mainly by a small bunch of political astronomers, it has to be said, so you can …

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Kinexus, Taylor Dispersion Analysis, Viscosizer TD »

[19 Nov 2015 | ]

Polymer solution rheology to protein aggregation – Following Sir G.I. Taylor
In a very fortuitous way indeed, from my academic research at Bristol University through to my work here at Malvern, I have managed to maintain a connection with the brilliant work of Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (1886-1975) – who has quite rightly been described as ‘one of the most notable scientists of the 20th century’ [1]. It’s quite probable that many workers will have come across some important contribution from Taylor in their line of research, but may not realize that …

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Kinexus, Meet the Experts »

[13 Oct 2015 | ]

Last week, I was reviewing some content that my rheology colleagues had published on the Malvern website relating to the axial capabilities of our Kinexus rheometer. This was of interest since it complimented some published work I was sent by one of our Kinexus users, as well as a new BBC gameshow I happened to come across. I’ll explain a bit more!
In a recent blog, entitled “Kinexus, more than just a rheometer!” my colleague John Duffy talked about the advanced features of our Kinexus rheometers such as the ability to …

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Archimedes, Insitec, Kinexus, Meet the Experts, Molecular structure, Molecular weight, Particle size, Rheometry »

[12 Oct 2015 | ]

Last week my kids got very frustrated with warm French toast and a new brand of chocolate spread. The French toast, was …of course…warm, and the chocolate was misbehaving: melting and dripping on their fingers …
Now, French toast (and chocolate spread) is a staple at our house but somehow this never happened before. Mom learned the lesson fast: for this new chocolate spread let the French toast cool first! But the little neurons started firing (wonder… I know, but it happens sometimes)…
Little questions and answers in my head: why now? – …

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