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9. November 2018

Upcoming exhibition dates 2019

MonTech, the world’s leading manufacturer of rubber testing equipment and fully automated test solutions, will be present at the following international exhibitions in 2019.

 

The 10th International Exhibition and Conference on Rubber Expo Mumbai
Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai
January 17-19, 2019

 

The 19th International Exhibition on Tire Technology Expo
Messegelände Hannover, Germany
March 05-07, 2019

 

The 19th International Exhibition on Rubber Technology-Shanghai (SNIEC)
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China
September 18-20, 2019

 

The 196th Technical Meeting & Educational Symposium – ACS Rubber Expo 
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH USA
October 08-10, 2019

5. November 2018

MonTech to Speak at Michigan Rubber Group and Mid-Atlantic Rubber Group

Columbia City, IN: MonTech USA’s sales and applications team will be speaking at multiple ACS Rubber Groups in November including the Michigan Rubber Group and Mid-Atlantic Rubber and Plastics Group.

Michigan Rubber Group:

MonTech Presentation Topic: Robotics, Automation, Smart Factories and Manufacturing Trends in the Rubber Industry

A smart factory is fully connected throughout the value chain. Smart factories integrate data from all assets of organization to drive activities throughout the manufacturing network. The rubber industry is moving towards fully integrating all data in their processes. Smart factory initiatives are crucial for staying ahead in today’s competitive market. This presentation explores smart factories and the different methods rubber manufacturers are using to become fully integrated.

Date & Location:
November 7th – University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Rd. Lansing, MI 48910

https://www.michiganrubbergroup.com


Mid-Atlantic Rubber & Plastics Group:

MonTech Presentation Topic: Practical RPA Tests for Production Quality Control and Compound Development

The Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) has become an integral part of modern elastomer processing control and compound development. With a broad range of strain/frequency and temperature/pressure combinations, the RPA is a highly versatile tool for executing dynamic tests that reveal the consistency of incoming polymers, modeling process performance of compounds, and predicting field performance of finished products.

These dynamic tests are easily implemented and can quickly reveal material properties that are useful to manufacturers of compounds and finished elastomer products. These properties can be measured for actionable quality control metrics and performance predictions for almost any type of elastomer component, in any application, including the oil and gas industry. This presentation will outline several of the most common RPA dynamic tests in use today, and describe the purpose, setup and execution of these tests, along with a practical analysis of the results.

Date & Location:
November 15th – Iacocca Hall, Lehigh University, 111 Research Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18015

http://www.marpg.org

Hope to see you at both events.

 


 

For more information, please contact:

Spencer Bagan
National Sales & Marketing Manager
MonTech USA
800-552-5115
spencer@montechusa.com

 

 

 

 

 

15. October 2018

International Elastomer Conference – Louisville, Kentucky 2018

The Rubber Division, ACS (American Chemical Society) is an international association of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals and others in the rubber, polymer or related fields within industry, academia and government. Their mission is to enhance science, technology and business across the evolving elastomeric community. This conference takes place every October. The organization is over 100 years old!

Also this year, the company MonTech Rubber Testing Solution is represented at the International Elastomer Conference, which was held in Kentucky at the International Convention Center in Louisville.

“Innovative through research”

The Stifterverband is the joint initiative of companies and foundations that is the only one wholly involved in advising, networking and promoting education, science and innovation. They are inseparable for the Stifterverband.
Without education there can be no science and without science there can be no innovation. The Stifterverband – together with its daughters – is therefore committed to a holistic strategy in order to achieve sustainable success. These include competitions as well as support programs, studies or consulting services.

Therefore, we decided to participate in the survey on research and development of companies in Germany in 2017 and were awarded the seal of approval “Innovative through Research” by the Stifteverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

 

 

28. September 2018

MonTech Set to Attend IEC in Louisville, Kentucky

MonTech, the fastest growing rubber testing instrument supplier, is attending the International Elastomer Conference from October 9-11 in Louisville, KY.

MonTech, with booth location #515, will be showcasing a variety of instruments and technologies at the upcoming IEC show. Instrument demonstrations include, sample preparation, RPA, hardness, density, Mooney Viscometer, and more. The 2018 IEC marks the 8th year of MonTech’s participation in the international exposition.

 

Dick Bagan, President of MonTech USA states, “Over the past year we have added 5 new instruments to our portfolio, including the Online Testing Cell, and this number is only increasing. This is an extraordinarily interesting time for the technology sector of our industry. More customers are gearing laboratories for connectivity to incredible systems and we are prepared to assist them on all levels.”

 

For further information:

http://www.montechusa.com/company/blog/montech-set-to-attend-iec

19. September 2018

For the nineteenth time RubberTech China in Shanghai

Also this year, the company MonTech Rubber Testing Solution is represented at the RubberTech China – an international trade fair for rubber and rubber processing.

It takes place once a year in Shanghai and has established itself as the leading exhibition of rubber technologies in Asia. International exhibitors show the entire product range of rubber machinery, rubber chemicals, rubber raw materials and rubber products. The audience, consisting exclusively of trade visitors, can obtain detailed and comprehensive information on the latest developments, trends, services and products from the most diverse sectors of the rubber industry.

The fair takes place together with the “Reifen China”, the international tire fair in Asia. By combining both fairs, the entire value chain of the rubber and tire industry is presented, which leads to enormous growth and development potential for national and international companies.

10. September 2018

New Product Announcement: MonTech Ring Cutter

In the newest set of instrument releases, MonTech is adding the Ring Cutter        (RC 3000) to the list of its innovative instruments.

Equipped with 2-hand, anti-tie down control, and pneumatic operation, the RC 3000 precisely cuts ASTM, ISO & DIN standard tensile testing rings. The primary goals of the design of the unit are to ensure repeatability of results, long lifespan of components, and laboratory accessibility. By eliminating any need for electric or hydraulic supplies, the cutter is easily connected into any laboratory. Also, the cutting force is preset on the regulator unit ensuring repeatable results while enabling long life span of the cutting die.

The typical sequence of operation for ring cutting consists of three individual steps:

  1. Cut the pre-form
  2. Insert the pre-form into the second cutting station and cut the outer diameter
  3. Insert the pre-form into the third cutting station, cutting of the inner diameter

 

MonTech’s Ring Cutter can be used on a variety of materials including rubber, foam, soft plastic, film and other composite materials. The RC 3000 with a larger pneumatic cylinder is available for cutting materials with a Shore hardness above 80 Shore A.

20. August 2018

MonTech again certified worldwide Market and innovation leadership.

Once again this year, the company MonTech Werkstoffprüfmaschinen GmbH – Rubber Testing Solutions was able to assert its worldwide market leadership in the field of complex testing systems for research and development as well as quality assurance in the field of rubber, rubber and polymer industry at the International Rubber Conference (DKT / IRC) from 2 to 5 July 2018.

The visitors were able to get a live picture of more than 45 exhibits, including 13 absolute world premieres and novelties. With over 56 representative offices worldwide, which are growing steadily, MonTech once again underscored the innovative power of test systems made in Germany.

With a well-organized booth staff from over 11 countries, there was no negotiation or understanding problems, so there were always visitors of different nations on the 100qm large booth.

In the end we only have to say “It was a great success again”.

19. May 2018

MonTech USA to Begin RPA Testing Webinar Series on June 13th

Columbia City, IN – MonTech USA will be hosting it’s very first Webinar Series completely geared towards RPA testing. The Webinar, Practical RPA Tests for Quality Control and Compound Development, is set to take place on June 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST.

The Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) is a staple in both quality control and R&D laboratories. The vast capabilities of the machine range from determining molecular weight distribution of incoming polymers to analysis of post-vulcanization characteristics and much more. Test parameters are virtually endless. Although quality control and R&D serve different purposes, the main question for both is the same: How do we get our product to market as fast as we can?

The goal of the RPA Testing Webinar series is to give all participants a chance to view a practical approach to answering that question. The webinars will review many of the foundational tests to determine dynamic rheological characteristics of rubber compounds on the RPA.

Tests discussed include:

  • Process Simulations
  • Low Strain Frequency Sweeps
  • High Strain Frequency Sweeps
  • Payne Effect
  • Capillary Rheometer Simulation
  • Isothermal Cure
  • Isothermal Cure with Pressure Measurement
  • Cured Dynamic Properties – ΔTemperature
  • And more…

If you’re a chemist, process engineer, laboratory manager, lab technician, or anyone else using OR considering the purchase of an RPA, you do not want to miss this. If you’re a master of RPA testing, who knows, you may learn something new.

Mark your calendars for June 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST.

1. May 2018

MonTech to Present at Maplan’s Day of Technology in South Elgin, IL

From June 5th to June 7th, MonTech USA, specialists in rubber testing equipment and smart lab technologies, will participate as a speaker and vendor at Maplan’s Days of Technology event in South, Elgin IL.

MonTech’s presentation will center on Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) test procedures specifically related to rubber injection molders. Test procedures include incoming compound quality control checks, processability measurements, and injection molding process simulations. These key tests for molders will allow them keep their rubber vendors accountable and ensure their mixing process is performing optimally. Molders will also gain insight into diagnosing molding issues. All injection molders are welcome to attend the event and join MonTech at their booth to discuss testing compounds in their injection molding processes.

From June 5th to June 7th, Maplan, one of the industry leaders for rubber injection molding, will host The Days of Technology event at their U.S headquarters in South Elgin, IL. Maplan will be showcasing their latest technologies, providing workshops and training sessions for all attendees. Aside from MonTech, other experts and strategic partners will be presenting tailor-made topics related to the rubber industry as well.