Sample Sizer enhances measuring extruder systems.

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Designed for HAAKE PolyLab OS/QC measuring extruder systems, Thermo Scientific Sample Sizer lets users automatically generate specimens in different shapes and sizes for chemical, mechanical, or optical testing. Polymer mixtures can be directly converted after being compounded to solid and geometrically well-defined test specimen profiles. Featuring plug-and-play operation, module is equipped with exchangeable vacuum calibration device with water cooling and adjustable take-off speed.



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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Lab-Scale Take-Off Module for Its Measuring Extruder Systems



Polymer workflow solution for compounding tests

KARLSRUHE, Germany. (October 23, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today launched a new lab-scale take-off module for its measuring extruder systems, the Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolyLab OS and HAAKE PolyLab QC. The new module, the Thermo Scientific Sample Sizer, enables customers to quickly and automatically generate specimens in different shapes and sizes for chemical, mechanical or optical testing.

Bernhard IDE GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of extruders, extrusion tooling, calibration systems and downstream machinery for profile extrusion, developed the Sample Sizer. Combined with a HAAKE PolyLab extruder system, polymer mixtures can be directly converted after being compounded to solid and geometrically well-defined test specimen profiles. "To the customer, it means shaping, calibrating, conveying, and cutting can be performed with just one integrated solution," says Markus Schreyer, vice president and general manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific's material characterization business unit. "This will help our customers more quickly develop their products in their highly competitive markets."

The plug-and-play module is equipped with an exchangeable vacuum calibration device with water cooling and adjustable take-off speed. As the polymer melt volume flow is dependent on parameters like feeding rate and extruder speed, these can be easily managed with the measuring and analyzing software Thermo Scientific HAAKE PolySoft - without stopping the experiment. The Sample Sizer allows easy access and quick material change. Both the extrusion die and calibration unit are equipped with horizontally split barrels. Quick release clamps give easy access to channels and process contact surfaces for cleaning or configuration changes e.g. product changeover.

Thermo Fisher Scientific successfully supports a wide range of industries with its comprehensive Thermo Scientific material characterization solutions. These products analyze and measure viscosity, elasticity, processability and temperature-related mechanical changes of plastics, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and coatings, plus a wide variety of liquids or solids. For more information, please visit http://www.thermo.com/mc.

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

About Bernhard Ide GmbH & Co. KG

Bernhard Ide GmbH & Co. KG is well-known for its expertise in manufacturing extruders, extrusion tooling, calibration systems and downstream machinery for profile extrusion - worldwide. 50 years of experience in mechanical engineering and extrusion technology enable us to offer products and services that are key to a graduated production program; these comprise consulting by experienced processing engineers, tooling manufacturing, die and calibration systems for all thermoplastic profile types, single-screw extruders and co-extruders (horizontal, vertical and axial), modular machine systems including more than 45 different standard downstream units for customer-specific extrusion lines. After-sales service is an intrinsic part of customer care to us. Therefore, we offer training, repairs, spares and comprehensive consulting on operation and maintenance of extrusion dies and machinery. More information is provided at www.ide-extrusion.de.

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