Particle size analyzer enhances research and quality control of plastics compounds
A plastics compounds manufacturer selects a diffraction particle size analyzer to accurately determine the particle size distributions of several fillers.
Thermoset Plastics of Indianapolis, Ind., manufactures compounds used in construction, tooling, and fabricated stained glass windows. The company specializes in compounds such as epoxy resins, polyurethanes, and silicones that impregnate, encapsulate, and protect electronic components in the automotive, consumer electronics, and computer industries. These compounds contain fillers -- talc, silica, calcium carbonate, silver powder, iron powder, and aluminum oxide -- that enhance the com- pounds' thermoconductivity and electrical conductivity.