Guill Tool has launched its in-house rheology laboratory to minimize the time between testing and production.
The company built its rheology lab in its West Warwick, R.I. facility. The lab has several machines that help produce optimum results when testing new materials that need to be extruded. The equipment is a hybrid rotational rheometer, a differential scanning calorimeter and a thermal conductivity meter.
Guill Tool’s rheology lab is able to process standard materials and custom formulae while being able to mix materials. The materials that the lab can process include plastics, thermoplastic elastomers, all types of rubber and silicone. Guill’s engineering department receives information directly from the lab through a computer link to allow the design team to review the process.
The company is offering the lab to extruders and chemical formulators.