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Correlating Water Contact Angle With Water Break Measurements as an Indicator of Surface Energy

The water break test a common pass/fail method used to evaluate surfaces for the presence of hydrophobic contaminants, which can be detrimental to adhesion of paint or an ...

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Rapid Evaluation of Surface Properties of Medical Tubing for Process Development and Quality Assurance

This paper is a joint creation between BTG Labs and Teleflex Inc., a prominent provider of medical devices such as medical tubing.

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Control of Cleaning Processes to Maximize Sealant Performance

Cleanliness in automotive powertrain manufacture is critical for several reasons. Particulates generated in the various casting and machining processes must be effectively removed ...

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Effect of Grit-Blasting on the Surface Energy of Graphite/Epoxy Composites

Composites consisting of polymer matrices reinforced with graphite fibers are attractive materials for structural applications in the aerospace industry because they are light in ...

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Qualification of Surface Processes for Bonded Aircraft Repair

Metals present extremely high energy, reactive surfaces to the environment. When mechanically or chemically cleaned, they rapidly oxidize and adsorb contaminants such as organic ...

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Investigating the Impact of Solvent Wiping and Sanding Procedures on Surface Energy

Solvent wiping and sanding procedures can greatly affect the surface energy of a substrate. To investigate the surface energy differences following different preparation ...

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