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ChemInstruments acquires Tantec line of contact angle meters



Published March 24, 2009
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ChemInstruments has acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights to the CAM-Plus contact angle meters formerly produced by the Tantec Group. The patented CAM-Plus “Half Angle” measurement method combines reliable surface energy measurement of plastic materials with ease of use, according to ChemInstruments.

The CAM-Plus design eliminates the difficulties associated with typical tangent angle measurement methods. The meter quickly determines surface energy measurements to facilitate printing and coating operations of all types.

The contact angle meter design provides operator independent consistent measurements with dyne level readings from 10 to 70; an easy to use finite liquid dispensing system for improved accuracy (sessile drop); a bright clear image on a large display screen for ease of viewing; and multiple platform configurations for small samples, films, wire, tubular samples, printed circuit boards (PCB), and plastic ball grip array (PBGAs). The CAM-Plus has been designed for full compatibility with test methods ASTM D20.19, D724, D5946, and TAPPI T458 cm-94, and is available with a NIST traceable angle certification report.

“The CAM-Plus surface energy meter and its patented method of calculating contact angles allows users to get a true reading of the correct surface energy before they print ink on packaging materials, apply adhesives to film label stock, or apply release coatings to paper and film liners,” says Keith W. Muny, president of ChemInstruments. “We think it is an excellent addition to the globally recognized line of ChemInstruments testing equipment for the adhesive, sealant, ink and converting industries.”




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