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Common Surface Energy Tests: Dyne Inks

| Emily Walsh

For years, manufactures have implemented a conventional method of testing surface energy using a solution called dyne inks. Dyne ink, when applied to a surface, can reveal the surface's adhesion...

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Can Contact Angle Quantitatively Measure Total Surface Energy?

| Emily Walsh

Water Contact Angle as a Quantitative Measurement of Surface Energy

BTG Lab's Surface Analyst™ uses contact angle of highly purified water ballistically deposited on a material to determine...

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5 Primary Uses of the Surface Analyst

| Emily Walsh

The Importance of Surface Cleanliness

BTG Labs' Surface Analyst™ is a fast, easy, accurate, nondestructive, handheld device. It uses contact angle to measure the cleanliness level of a surface....

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Treatment, Webinar, Composites, Surface Testing

CompositesWorld Magazine, BTG Labs & Abaris Hosting Surface Energy and Quality Assurance Webinar

| Emily Leporati

Webinar: Measuring Surface Energy in Manufacturing and Repair of Composites to Assure Quality of Bonded Interfaces

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

 

OVERVIEWThis interactive tutorial...

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Automotive Applications Series: Polymer Painting and Bonding in Automotive Manufacturing

| Lucas Dillingham

Polymers are some of the most common base materials used in automotive parts. Polypropelenes, Polyolefins, and ABS plastics are used in dashboards, door panels, bumper fascias, liftgates, sensors,...

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The Surface Analyst's™ Unique Method of Measuring Water Contact Angle

| Emily Leporati

Image above: The Surface Analyst uses Ballistic Deposition to deposit water on diverse surfaces to measure contact angle.

 

Fluid Deposition Style of Contact Angle Measurements

Measuring the ...

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A Comparison of Dyne Inks with the Surface Analyst™

| Emily Leporati

Utilization and Road Blocks of Dyne Inks

Manufacturers often employ dyne test inks, used for measuring wetting tension, to estimate surface energy (and therefore, surface cleanliness and...

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BTG Labs' Surface Analyst™ Instantly Measures Contact Angle to Determine the Potential Adhesive Strength of Bonds

| Emily Walsh

Handheld Solution for Verifying Surface Cleanliness

 

  Figure 1. Water drop demonstrating a low contact angle and a clean surface.

 

 

 

Figure 2. Water drop demonstrating a high contact angle...
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Contact Angle Measurements on Oxidized Polymer Surfaces Containing Water-Soluble Species

| Alexis Liu

Mark Strobel , Seth M. Kirk , Luke Heinzen , Eric Mischke , Christopher S. Lyons , Jim Endle , Derrick Poirier , Giles Dillingham Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology Vol. 29, Iss. 14, 2015
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