Process-industrialization

Expert support in industrialization and reliability of R&D

Case study - Expert support in industrialization and R&D reliability Sector: Energy Type of client: Start-up in industrialization Services interlocutors: R&D / Industrialization The Client is in the industrialization phase of a technology in the field of energy, involving a formulation with complex behaviors, and in the process of being installed on an industrial site. He...
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Industrial science of material/process/application couplings

What is the Industrial Science of material/process/application couplings? The industrial transformations of materials are based on a simple general physical principle: technical means make it possible to change materials, substances or materials from certain states to other states, with the aim of giving the final state specific characteristics, in terms of form...
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What can a rheometer do for industrial questions?

What can a rheometer do for industrial questions? The rheometer is generally known as the device for measuring rheological properties. Most commercial models make it possible to determine the changes in viscosity as a function of shear (flow curve or rheogram, thixotropy) as well as the viscoelastic properties. It is often less known than this...
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suspension concentrate

Concentrated suspensions Concentrated suspensions (or slurries) are common states of extracted natural materials (drilling muds, treatment muds, etc.), sometimes also of certain industrial preparations (food industry, etc.). The sensitivity of concentrated suspensions The behavior of concentrated suspensions sometimes poses critical difficulties in the process, due to their tendency to settling/sedimentation, their complex rheology, etc.
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Transport – Transfer – Conveying

Transport - Transfer - Conveying The transport through pipes of ingredients in liquid, powder or other state, is essential in the vast majority of industries, whether over long distances such as in the energy sectors or on distances from a factory or at the heart of a particular process. But it does not go without...
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Mixed

Mixing - Agitation Agitation/mixing processes are essential in the vast majority of industries formulating products from liquid, powder or other ingredients. However, when products and/or their ingredients exhibit complex behaviors, formulation, scaling up or production are likely to pose technical challenges that...
Agri-food dosage

Filling – Dosing

Filling - Dosing Packaging by filling/dosing is a common process, which nevertheless sometimes poses difficulties for products of the pasty or powdery type. In addition to the dosing operation itself, upstream problems at the level of the feed or the distribution in the channels of the dosing machine may appear. The challenges of filling/dosing, product supply, etc.
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Pumping

Pumping The use of pumps is systematic when it comes to conveying material in the pipeline. Depending on the nature of the product and the flow rates targeted, various pump technologies are available: volumetric pumps (with lobes, eccentric rotor), diaphragm, rotary, peristaltic, pigtail, etc. Choosing a pump, crucial technical issue...
roller coating

Roller coating – squeegee – screen printing – bath

Coating The coating process consists of depositing a coating on a solid or fibrous substrate. There are many coating variants: roller (roll-to-roll), squeegee, screen printing, dipping, calendering,... Whatever the type of coating (paint, varnish, plastisol or other) , the coating brings into play various physical phenomena depending finely on the...
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Granulation

Granulation The granulation process qualifies two types of operation depending on the sector: the modification of the collective state of a powder, generally by agglomeration under the effect of a binder (wet granulation), in order to improve the processability of the material, to reduce the presence of fines or to modify the reactivity of the powder to its environment. Training...

Extrusion

Extrusion The extrusion process consists of forming parts by transforming the material in an enclosure consisting of a sheath and at least one screw, then forming through a geometry die. There are many exclusion variants: extrusion-sheathing, extrusion-blow moulding, extrusion-inflation, extrusion-calendering,... If industries commonly extrude various types of materials (plastics, rubber,...
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“Curieuse Rheology” cycle – Episode 5: Understanding measurement signals in rheometry

"CURIOUS RHEOLOGY" CYCLE EPISODE 5 - Understanding measurement signals (and their limits of validity) We saw in the previous episode that the interpretation of the curves produced in rheometry is a crucial operation in the hope of understanding and predicting the phenomena targeted by appropriate measurement protocols. In particular, certain areas of the curves are susceptible...
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“Curieuse Rheology” cycle – Episode 4: Interpreting rheometric measurement curves

"CURIOUS RHEOLOGY" CYCLE EPISODE 4 - Interpreting curves (produced in conventional and advanced rheometry) As we discussed in episode 3, the possibilities offered by a rheometer are multiple for quantifying concrete behaviors of materials and industrial products. However, such possibilities have a counterpart: to become representative and predictive, measurements,...
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Technical-scientific day – October 20, 2022 – Mastering the physical behavior of pharmaceutical products – Fluids, Pastes, Gels, Powders

Industrial technical-scientific day Mastering the physical behavior of pharmaceutical products Fluids - Pastes - Gels - Powders October 20, 2022 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. Grenoble €120 excl. tax/part. (Lunch included) Attention, limited number of places Rheonis, Anton Paar France and Fisher Scientific are delighted to welcome you next Thursday, October 20 in Grenoble for a Atelier des Méthodes dedicated...
Carbon fiber
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Fiber

Impregnated fibers The impregnation of fibers (textile, glass, carbon) is a challenge for many industrial sectors, from coatings to water treatment, including hydrogen storage and various composite applications. The choice and formulation of resins and other impregnation matrices, like the process, are important industrial issues both...
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Compact – Tablet

Compact / Tablet The development of formulas suitable both for the compaction and the subsequent application of the compact, whether it concerns its dissolution, as in pharmaceuticals or hygiene, or other uses (brush filler in cosmetics ,...) is a major industrial challenge for many sectors. The current trend to favor so-called...
microsphere microcapsule
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microcapsule

Microcapsule / Microsphere Microcapsules and microspheres present various interests for industries, encapsulation often being intended to solubilize, protect, transport assets or molecules of particular interest. Often made up of hydrocolloids (alginate, xanthan, etc.), microcapsules, their formulation, their manufacture and their application raise different questions of physical behavior. The sensitivity of microcapsules and microspheres Different processes...
Complex fluid
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Complex fluid

Complex fluid Complex fluid is often called liquids containing macromolecules or colloidal or more complex structures (low-concentrate polymer solutions, biological liquids, micellar water, micro-algae solutions, etc.). Unlike conventional liquids, these fluids, due to the presence of macromolecules, organelles or others, generally exhibit singular behaviors influencing...
Resin
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Resin

Resin Resins are one of the most common industrial substances, used as the main constituent of parts shaped by various thermomechanical processes (extrusion, molding, injection, etc.), as an interface or filler product or as a matrix for composites. . Whether thermoplastic or thermosetting, synthetic or biosourced, recyclable or not, the formulation, industrialization and application of...
Solid semi-solid foam
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Semi-solid and solid foam

Semi-solid & solid foam Semi-solid (or semi-rigid) and solid foams are a commonly sought-after state in many industrial sectors, from the food industry to construction and the automotive industry. Food-grade foams are good examples of semi-solid foams; bread, sponges or synthetic foams (polyurethane, polypropylene,...) good examples of solid foams....
Cire
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Cire

Waxes & waxy products Although they have been used for a long time for many applications (candles, lip balms, depilatory waxes, care products, lubricants, ski wax,... -see the wikipedia article), waxes and their use in complex formulas always constitute industrial challenges. Indeed, the waxes having the particularity of passing from a solid phase...
powders
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Poudre

Powders Ingredients for manufacturers of consumer products (cosmetics, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, etc.), finished products for the extractive and primary processing industries, powders constitute one of the main physical states of industrial materials. Although widely used in all sectors, the behavior of powders still poses many operational difficulties, from R&D to application,...
Gel
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Gel & Gelling agent

Gels & Gelling agents Gelled products are common in many industries (agri-food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, but also in specialty industrial sectors such as lubricants and greases). Gelling agents, such as xanthan, alginate, guar, pectin, carob, are sometimes also used as simple thickeners or viscosifiers. Control the sensitivity of gels La...
Pasty
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Pasty

Pasty The term "pasty" evasively qualifies the state of materials and products with more or less "soft" textures and behaviors that are generally difficult to flow. In terms of physical behavior, "pastes" generally have non-Newtonian properties (see our Viscosity, Rheology and Confusion article), semi-solid type mechanical strength and properties...
Liquid foam
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Liquid foam

Liquid foams Liquid foam is a state of industrial materials in cosmetics or hygiene products, but also sometimes a more or less undesirable state appearing in mixing tanks, dosing machines or other injectors. Today, the basic trend of solid cosmetics is fueling a need to better control the formation of liquid foams....
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SKIN

Skin Many dermo-cosmetic or pharmaceutical products are applied on or in the skin, with various aims. Whether for the formulation of products, the design of application devices or the understanding of interactions, physical properties at the macroscopic scale (mechanical, rheological, tribological, etc.) play a role that is sometimes crucial and often underestimated. valued. Master the...
Flexible plastic film
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Movie

Flexible films The manufacture and application of films, particularly plastic ones, is an important industrial technical challenge, motivated in particular by the search for options that are more respectful of the environment. The sensitivity of the films to the conditions of implementation In addition to the questions of formulation, the various processes of forming or application of the films (extrusion-blow molding, coating, co-rolling, welding, etc.) raise...
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emulsion

Emulsion Emulsions are common in many industries, including cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical or specialty sectors. There are various types of emulsion (W/O, O/W, O/W/O) in more or less complex formulations, gelled, etc. The sensitivity of emulsions Depending on the intended functionality, emulsions raise different questions of physical behavior (rheology, texture, stickiness effects, etc.).

Introduction to Behavioral Instrumental Techniques

Introduction to behavioral instrumental techniques Material processing industries are full of measuring instruments and standards intended to quantify macroscopic properties related to the flow, texture or mechanical strength of ingredients, finished or semi-finished products. Among them, viscosity cups, Hall funnel, viscometer, texturometer, rheometer, tribometer, durometer and other DMA are...
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“Curieuse Rheology” cycle – Episode 3: What can a rheometer do?

"CURIOUS RHEOLOGY" CYCLE EPISODE 3 - What can a rheometer do? From rheology to the industrial behavior of complex materials Much more than an instrument for measuring rheological properties, the rheometer is a veritable experimental platform making it possible to reproduce numerous phenomena representative of industrial processes and applications and to quantify the behavior of materials...
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webinar Atelier des Méthodes – Open Webinar – Perspectives on Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Automation Technology (PAT): pharmaceutical and other processing sectors, same challenges?

OPEN WEBINAR Different perspectives on Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Automation Technology (PAT): pharmaceutical and other processing sectors, same challenges? with Pascal Cavaillon (Inhalexpert), Thomas Ricour (NIR Industry), Dr. Nicolas Mougin & Dr. Vincent Billot-Ridet (RHEONIS) At the end of the 2000s, the Food & Drug Administration and the EMEA...
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Webinar “From excipient to tablet: powder rheology solutions for the pharmaceutical industry” organized by Anton-Paar

INTERVENTION AT ANTON-PAAR WEBINAR From Excipient Handling to Tabletting: Powder Rheological Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry moderated by Helena Weingrill (Anton-Paar), with the expert participation of Dr. Nicolas Mougin (RHEONIS) Webinar in English Anton-Paar and RHEONIS have maintained a close relationship for several years...
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webinar Atelier des Méthodes – Open Webinar – Perspectives on Food 3D Printing

OPEN WEBINAR DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON AGRI-FOOD 3D PRINTING with Nadine Briallon (3Desserts Graphiques), Dr. Nicolas Mougin & Dr. Vincent Billot-Ridet (RHEONIS) 3D printing is one of the great technological promises of the last 30 years. What about its development for food applications? To talk about it, we will welcome Nadine Briallon, founder of 3Desserts Graphiques. Nadine we...
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Cycle “Curieuse Rheology” – Episode 2: What do we measure with what?

"CURIOUS RHEOLOGY" CYCLE EPISODE 2 - What do we measure with what? An introduction to Behavioral Instrumental Techniques Industrial tools for measuring so-called rheological behaviors are numerous, from rudimentary devices (viscosity cup, Bostwick consistometer, etc.) to sophisticated measurement systems (texturometer, rheometer, etc.). But how do they work? What can they quantify? For what...
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webinar Atelier des Méthodes 2022 – “Curieuse Rheology” cycle – Episode 1: Why all these viscosities?

"CURIOUS RHEOLOGY" CYCLE EPISODE 1 - Why all these viscosities? We sometimes hear about dynamic, kinematic, intrinsic, elongational viscosities, etc. What do these types of viscosity correspond to? In what contexts are they useful? In this webinar, we take you into the great bestiary of viscosities to allow you to see more clearly...
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Open Webinar – TECTIC / SQUAREXPERT – Perspectives on solid cosmetics

OPEN WEBINAR: TECTIC / SQUAREXPERT Crossed perspectives: development of solid cosmetics, challenges in R&D and industrialization Grégoire Pithon – Founder – TECTIC Stéphanie Reymond – Founder – SQUAREXPERT Dr. Vincent Billot-Ridet – CEO Co-founder – RHEONIS Dr. Nicolas Mougin – Technical Director Co-founder – RHEONIS Thursday, November 25, 2021 14-15 p.m. Grégoire Pithon and...
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Open Webinar – Novitom – Contributions of synchrotron X-ray microtomography to the 3D characterization of transformed materials

OPEN WEBINAR: NOVITOM Contributions of synchrotron X-ray microtomography to the 3D characterization of transformed materials Dr. Olivier Guiraud – Marketing & Sales Director – NOVITOM Thursday October 21, 2021 14 p.m.-15 p.m. After an introduction to the principles of X-ray microtomography and in particular tomography synchrotron, Olivier Guiraud will illustrate its advantages and...
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Expert support for scale-up in special ink manufacturing

Case study - Expert support for industrial scale-up in special ink manufacturing Sector: Energy Client: Start-up Service: R&D / Industrialization The Client is entering scale-up stage for special ink manufacturing, with various issues and challenges. RHEONIS offers its scientific and technical support for providing an independent analysis and recommendations for liabilising this...
Microemulsion
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Case study – Optimizing liquid micro-emulsion formulation

Case study - Optimizing liquid micro-emulsion formulation Industry: Animal nutrition Client size: SME Service: R&D The Client wishes to improve transparency and stability of its micro-emulsion. RHEONIS is asked to determine an optimal formulation and optimized process conditions limiting the use of emulsifiers. Formulation and emulsion science In this study, RHEONIS provided its...
Microemulsion
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Optimization of liquid micro-emulsion formulation

Case study - Optimization of the formulation of a liquid micro-emulsion Sector: Animal nutrition Type of client: SME Service contact: R&D The Client wishes to improve the transparency and stability of a micro-emulsion. He asks RHEONIS to determine the optimal formulation minimizing the use of emulsifying additives. Formulation and science of emulsions RHEONIS has...
InMethodology

What is Industrial Behavioral R&D?

What is Industrial Behavioral R&D? Nearly 10 years of industrial collaborations and methodological research have led RHEONIS to implement a unique, high-performance Research and Development approach dedicated to industrial issues related to the physical behavior and transformation of all types of materials. Objectives Industrial Behavioral R&D implements...
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Case study – Emulsification process optimization with instrumented micro-pilot approach

Case study - Emulsification process optimization with instrumented micro-pilot approach Industry: Ingredients Type: Group Department: R&D The Client wishes to resolve issues appeared during the industrialization of an emulsification process of high-viscosity product and asks Rheonis for operational recommendations Optimizing product/process thanks to instrumented micro-pilot approach In this context, we provided this study...
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Case study – Design of R&D spraying testbed for high-viscosity products

Case study - Design of R&D instrumented spraying testbed for high-viscosity products Industry: Ingredients Type: Group Departments: R&D / New Works The Client wishes to develop an instrumented spraying R&D testbed adapted for high-viscosity products and outsources to Rheonis preliminary study, functional analysis, design and sourcing. Expert support mixing science and engineering...
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Case study – R&D testbed development for pencil ink drying

Case study - R&D testbed development for pencil ink drying Sector: Material for writing Type: Group Department: R&I The Client wants to improve its R&D testbeds for ink drying and requires Rheonis to identify and evaluate appropriate techniques, then to design, develop and install a dedicated test bed. Collaborative project between applied research...
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Case study – Predicting optimal processing conditions for elastomer extrusion process

Case study - Predicting optimal processing conditions for elastomer extrusion process Industry: Aerospace Client size: Group Department: R&D Our client is facing issues with the processing of elastomer by extrusion. Numerous internal pilot trials and laboratory studies couldn't lead to define appropriate processing conditions. The client asked RHEONIS to investigate with its...
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Inter-company training 2022 – Focus – F03 – Understanding and mastering gelling agents and gelled products

F03 - Understanding and controlling the behavior of gelling agents and gelled products using rheometry 2 days - 14 p.m. June 21 & 22, 2022 Grenoble €1 excl. tax/share. (Lunches included) Objectives During this practical two-day advanced training, participants will deepen their understanding and mastery of the behaviors of gelling agents and...
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Inter-company training 2022 – Focus – F02 – Understanding & Mastering the behavior of powders using behavioral techniques

F02 - Understanding and mastering the behavior of powders thanks to behavioral instrumental techniques 2 days - 14 p.m. June 7 & 8, 2022 Grenoble €1 excl. tax/part. (Lunches included) Objectives During this two-day practical advanced training, participants will deepen their understanding and mastery of the behavior of powders using techniques...
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Inter-company training 2022 – Focus – P01 – Behavioral instrumental techniques

P01 - Behavioral Instrumental Techniques: making R&D more reliable and anticipating industrialization 1 day - 7 hours March 10, 2022 Grenoble €350 excl. tax/part. (Lunch included) Objectives During this one-day introductory training, participants will discover the panorama of behavioral instrumental techniques for the study of the physical properties of behavior and transformation of materials. They will learn...
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Inter-company training 2022 – Panoramics – P01 – Behavioral R&D Introduction

P01 - Learn about the principles and tools of Behavioral R&D for the processing industries 1 day - 7 hours March 8, 2022 Grenoble €350 excl. tax/part. (Lunch included) Objectives During this one-day introductory training, participants will discover Behavioral R&D, a tool for investigating technical issues related to the couplings between materials and working conditions.
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What is Smart Data?

What is Smart Data? Smart-Data is an innovative approach to industrial data issues, in order to guarantee upstream the production of relevant data and downstream an exploitation adapted to the targeted objectives. Objectives Smart-Data aims to make the production and use of data related to the technical operations of the transformation...
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What is an Instrumented Micro-Pilot?

What is an Instrumented Micro-Pilot®? Instrumented micro-pilots constitute an original approach based on behavioral instrumental techniques. Principle Behavioral techniques make it possible to quantify the responses of matter to various physical constraints. In some cases, it is useful to reproduce qualitatively and/or quantitatively on a laboratory scale the particular constraints of the conditions...
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What is Industrial Phenomenology?

What is Industrial Phenomenology? Industrial Phenomenology is our scientific and pragmatic analysis grid of the phenomena at work in industrial operations of material transformation. Industrial Phenomenology aims to fill the lack of understanding of the factors of occurrence and influence of the phenomena observed in most industrial organizations. Such a deficit...
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What is a Behavioral Instrumental Technique?

What is a Behavioral Instrumental Technique? Historical heart of the RHEONIS approach, Behavioral Instrumental Techniques designate the different techniques for measuring the dynamic properties of matter, capable of quantifying the responses of matter, of its mixtures and reactions to various physical constraints (thermo-mechanical, fluidic, rheological, tribological, vibratory, textural, interfacial,...). Objectives The...
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What is the SPIQI methodology?

What is the SPIQI® methodology? SPIQI, for Science-based Performance, Innovation and Quality for Industry, is our innovative R&D methodology for the performance, quality, innovation and sustainable development of materials processing industries. Objectives SPIQI aims to develop sustainable technical improvements, solutions, methods and innovations at the heart of the technical challenges of...
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What is the TRANzFORM methodology?

What is the TRANzFORM® methodology? Last stage of our methodological rocket, the TRANzFORM® methodology focuses on the organizational dimensions of the technical activities of processing industries. Objectives The TRANzFORM® methodology aims to develop the capacity to produce, retain, share and implement the technical knowledge necessary and useful for the development...
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Instrumented micro-pilot for liquid foams

Case study – Development of an instrumented micro-pilot method for liquid foams Domain: - Client type: - Applicant: R&D Following various requests with foaming issues or interest in enhancing foam's texture, RHEONIS has developed an instrumented micro-pilot approach upon its rheometry platform in order to produce liquid foams in controlled conditions with...
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Atelier des Méthodes 2021 – Webinar 7 – Focus Rheometry II: Powders

7 Series 2 - Quantifying the dynamics of matter Focus Rheometry II: Powders Thursday, March 18, 2021 14 p.m. - 15 p.m. The rheometer makes it possible to integrate specific experimental modules, in particular for the quantification of the behavior properties of powders. In this webinar, we will present the dedicated modules (Schulze cell, fluidization cell) and their principles...
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Atelier des Méthodes 2021 – Webinar 3 – Non-Newtonian fluids

3Series 1 - Introduction to the behavior of complex materials Non-Newtonian Fluids Thursday, February 18, 2021 14-15 p.m. The majority of fluid products containing polymers and macromolecules have specific properties that drastically influence their behavior in process or in application. In this webinar, we will introduce the principles of rheology and physical properties at interfaces,...
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Atelier des Méthodes 2021 – Webinar 1 – Industrial issues of material behavior

1The industrial challenges of material behavior Thursday January 28, 2021 14 p.m.-15 p.m. The know-how of material transformation was developed long before its scientific knowledge. The processing industries remain deeply marked by it, just as they remain marked by the original development of industrial methods in the context of the assembly industries. In this...
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Industrialology #7 – Behavioral techniques: from quality control to instrumented micro-pilots

Behavioral techniques: from quality control to instrumented micro-pilots Behavioral instrumental techniques (viscosity cup, viscometer, texturometer, rheometer, tribometer, etc.) occupy a privileged place in our Industry, in that they make it possible to acquire information relating to the macroscopic scale, characteristic of industrial phenomena. Among the wide variety of devices on the market, it is often difficult to...
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Industrialology #6 – Measurement standards, sources of problems?

Measurement standards, source of problems? Material transformations involve strong couplings between material and processing conditions, such that the same material or combination of materials gives rise to different products depending on the conditions. Such a particularity has multiple implications that I try to highlight and analyze...
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Optimization of product/emulsion process by instrumented stirring micro-pilot

Case study - Optimization of product/emulsion process by instrumented stirring micro-pilot Sector: Ingredients Type of customer: Group Service contact: R&D The Customer wishes to improve the performance of an emulsification process. He entrusts RHEONIS with the R&D study through its original approach of instrumented micro-pilot. The product/process optimization study To meet the needs of the project, RHEONIS...