How a Sentmanat Extension Rheometer can Improve your Polymer Product

In this webinar Dr. Martin Sentmanat, inventor of the patented Sentmanat Extensional Rheometer tool, will reveal features of this innovative system that can be used for a broad spectrum of physical material characterization. Many industrial polymer processing operations are dominated by large-scale and rapid deformations involving the elongation or stretching of polymers during processing. As a consequence, the crystallization kinetics and final morphology of a polymer product are deeply affected by molecular orientation and stretch induced during flow. Dr. Sentmanat will present data for a wide variety of materials including filled and unfilled polymers, melts, adhesives, and foods over a large temperature and deformation range and an extensive span of characterization modes. 

After this webinar you will be able to: 

  • Identify and apply experimental techniques in characterizing material deformations in uniaxial extension over a broad range of rates and temperatures 
  • Relate laboratory-measured material extensional deformation behavior to observed polymer processing behavior 
  • Apply experimental techniques for measuring adhesion over a broad range of rates and temperatures 
Dr. Martin Sentmanat (English)
Martin Sentmanat

Dr. Martin Sentmanat is the president and founder of Xpansion Instruments, LLC. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience as a researcher, technology innovator, consultant, and entrepreneur, and recently joined the faculty as a Professor of Practice in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. 

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