Thermo Fisher Scientific Emphasizes Competence in UV-Curing Cells for Rheometers


Increased Industry Trend to UV-Curing being met

Karlsruhe, Germany, (August 19, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, emphasizes its competence in UV-curing cells for rheometers by again extending this accessory range. This meets an increased industry trend to replace thermal curing by UV-assisted thermal curing processes to improve product properties or increase productivity.

Customers now can select between three UV-measuring set-ups:

The standard version of an UV-measuring cell can be mounted onto a temperature control unit (liquid, electrical or Peltier plate) and is suitable for UV-curing materials such as inks at ambient temperature.

An UV-cell for thermal assisted curing processes at higher temperatures available for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS. It is integrated into the rheometer's Controlled Test Chamber (CTC) and covers a temperature range from -150°C to 600°C.

A customizable UV-cell with freely configurable distances for optical components such as light guides, condensers and glass plates simulates the arrangements of the optical components in the production process, e.g. for contact lenses.

A commercially available light source can be attached and triggered via the Thermo Scientific HAAKE RheoWin measuring and evaluation software. Applications such as powder coatings, adhesives, sealants, soldering materials, and inks or contact lenses are supported with these measuring cells.

Thermo Fisher Scientific successfully supports a wide range of industries with its comprehensive Thermo Scientific Material Characterization solutions. Material Characterization solutions 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. Detailed information is provided at 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.

Katherine Leahey
Greenough Communications
for Thermo Fisher Scientific
617-275-6530 (direct)
kleahey@greenoughcom.com

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