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Articles/White Papers

Plastics: It's All About Molecular Structure

Written By: Jeff Jansen
Published: Plastics Engineering Septmeber 2016
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Comparing Thermoplastic Elastomers and Thermoset Rubber

Written By: Jeff Jansen
Published: Plastics Engineering April 2016
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Accounting for Pressure Dependent and Elongational Viscosities to Improve Injection Pressure Predictions In Mold Filling Analysis

Written By: Erik Foltz and Matt Dachel
Published: ANTEC 2016
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Case Studies of Plastic Failures Associated With Metal Fasteners

Written By: Jeff Jansen
Published: ANTEC 2016
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Plastic Failure through Environmental Stress Cracking

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Plastics Engineering
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Understanding Creep Failure of Plastics

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Plastics Engineering
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Root Cause Analysis: Success in Failure

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Plastics Engineering
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Plastic Failure Through Molecular Degradation

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Plastics Engineering
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Creep Rupture Failure Under Conditions of Static Strain

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen / Jacob Nemec
Published: ANTEC 2014
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Identifying Failures and Ensuring Quality of Plastic Materials

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Appliance Design - April 2014
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The Role of Multiple Factor Concurrency and Statistical Distribution in Plastic Part Failure

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen / Antoine Rios
Published: ANTEC 2013
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Lifetime Prediction of Plastic Parts - Case Studies

Written By: Paul J. Gramann, Ph.D. / Javier Cruz, Ph.D. / Jeffrey A. Jansen, M.S.
Published: ANTEC 2012
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Simulate Your Way to a Better Mold

Written By: Erik Foltz
Published: Moldmaking Technology (August 2011)
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Fractography of Pipe Failures

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen / Thomas G. Loken
Published: ANTEC 2011
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Proset Rubber Gasket Failure

Written By: Paul J. Gramann
Published: Press Release
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Ductile - to - Brittle Transition of Plastic Materials

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Advanced Materials & Processes
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A Study of the Freezing Phenomena on PVC and CPVC Pipe Systems

Written By: Javier Cruz / Bruce Davis / Paul Gramann / Antoine Rios
Published: ANTEC
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Using DSC to Determine the Quality of PVC

Written By: Paul Gramann / Javier Cruz
Published: ANTEC
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Characterization of Plastics in Failure Analysis

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Tools and Techniques in Failure Analysis
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Development of the Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Daimler Chrysler 4.7 L V-8 Engine Valve Cover

Written By: Steve Crawford / Mark Dixon / Paul Gramann
Published: Automotive Composites
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The Evaluation of Appliance Hose and Tubing Failures

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: IATC
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Failure Analysis of a Polysulfone Flow Sensor Body – A Case Study

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Practical Failure Analysis
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Environmental Stress Cracking – THE PLASTIC KILLER

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Advanced Materials & Processes
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Finding Fault: Impartial failure analysis needed to solve part problems

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: Appliance Design
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Environmental Stress Cracking-Examples from the Automotive Industry

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: ANTEC
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Fractographic Characterization of Polycarbonate Failure Modes

Written By: Jeffrey A. Jansen
Published: ANTEC
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Compression Molding Publication

Compression Molding

Written By: Bruce Davis / Paul Gramann / Tim Osswald / Antoine Rios
Published: Hanser Publications
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Effect of Fiber Orientation Anisotropies on the Structural Performance of Molded FRP Composite Parts

Written By: Antoine Rios / Bruce Davis / Paul Gramann
Published: Press Release
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Computer Aided Engineering in Compression Molding

Written By: Antoine Rios / Bruce Davis / Paul Gramann
Published: CFA
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Injection Molding Publication

Injection Molding Handbook

Edited By: Paul Gramann / Tim A. Osswald / Tom Turng
Published: Hanser Publications
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Turbo ScrewT, New Screw Design for Foam Extrusion

Written By: Fogarty / Jim / Dave Fogarty / Chris Rauwendaal / Antoine Rios / SPE ANTEC
Published: Antec
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Polymer Processing Simulations Trends

Written By: Tim Osswald / Paul Gramann
Published: SAMPE, Erlangen, Germany
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Making the Breaker Plate of an Extruder an Efficient Mixing Device

Written By: Rios / A.C. / E. Santanach / P.J. Gramann / C.J. Rauwendaal / Plastics Additives & Compounding / Elsevier, p 30-33
Published: Plastics Additives & Compounding
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CAMPUS® - Free, Highest Quality Data for Material Selection and Product Design form over 45 Global resin Suppliers

Written By: Gramann / P.J. / A. Rios / R. Shastri / J. Liccese / PD3 - SPE Magazine, Issue #1-00
Published: PD3 - SPE Magazine
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Backmixing in Screw Extruders

Written By: P.J. Gramann / C. Rauwendaal
Published: Antec
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Experimental and Numerical Study of Rhomboidal Mixing Sections

Written By: Rios / Antoine C. / Maria del P. Noriega / Paul J. Gramann / Tim A. Osswald / Inter. Poly. Proc., 15, 1, p.12
Published: International Polymer Processing
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New Dispersive and Distributive Mixers for Extrusion and Injection Molding

Written By: P.J. Gramann / C. Rauwendaal
Published: Antec
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A New Dispersive and Distributive Static Mixer for the Compounding of Highly Viscous Materials

Written By: P.J. Gramann / B.. Davis / T.A. Osswald / C. Rauwendaal
Published: Antec
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Experimental Study of New Dispersive Mixer

Written By: C. Rauwendaal / A. Rios / T. Osswald / P. Gramann / B. Davis, M. Noriega / O. Estrada
Published: Antec
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Analysis of Flow In Screw Extruders, Effect of Kinematic Conditions

Written By: C. Rauwendaal / T. Osswald / P. Gramann
Published: International Polymer Processing
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Polymer Processing Fundamentals

Written By: Tim A. Osswald
Published: Hanser Publications
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Grooved Feeds Single Screw Extruders - Improving Productivity and Reducing Viscous Heating Effects

Written By: B.A. Davis / P.J. Gramann / M.D.P. Noriega E / T. Osswald
Published: Polymer Engineering & Science
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A New Dispersive Mixer for Single Screw Extruders

Written By: C. Rauwendaal / B.A. Davis / P.J. Gramann / T.A. Osswald
Published: Antec
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Why Corrosion Resistant Screws Can Bind in the Extruder Barrel

Written By: C. Rauwendaal / P.J. Gramann
Published: Antec
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Comparative Study of Rhomboidal Distributive Mixing Selections Using Computer Modeling

Written By: A.C. Rios / P.J. Gramann / E. Stanfield / T. Osswald
Published: Antec
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Experimental Study of Various Mixing Sections In a Single Screw Extruder

Written By: A.C. Rios / T.A. Osswald / M.P. Noriega / O.A. Estrada
Published: Antec

Comparative Study of Rhomboidal Distributive Mixing Selections Using Computer Modeling

Written By: A.C. Rios / P.J. Gramann / E. Stanfield / T. Osswald
Published: Antec
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Thermoset Related Archived Publications

Optimization of the Compression (Injection/Compression) Molding Process Using Numerical Simulation

Written By: Richard Theriault / Tim Osswald / Linards Stradins
Published: ASME
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Properties of Thermosetting Polymers During Cure

Written By: Richard Theriault / Tim Osswald / Linards Stradins
Published: Antec
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Fiber-Matrix Separation in Ribbed SMC and BMC Part

Written By: Bruce Davis / Richard Theriault / Tim Osswald
Published: Antec
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