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Efficient density determination with the new Brabender ElaTest
08.09.2023 – The Brabender measuring system ElaTest for density determination of rubber and rubber compounds within the production-accompanying incoming goods and quality control is now available in a modern and robust design with high operating comfort as well as additional functions. With the fast measuring method, the integrated scale and the robust design, it is also suitable for demanding ambience conditions, e.g. in tyre production.
Efficient testing of foils: Brabender develops new film quality analysis system
06.09.2023 – The new Brabender FQA Film Quality Analyzer characterises optical film properties as part of material development on the laboratory scale and is an efficient as well as fast tool for inline process monitoring in the production process. The system’s camera detects and classifies defects such as black specks, gels, holes and extrusion lines.
31.08.2023 – Brabender further developed the Farinograph for determining the water absorption capacity of flour and the rheological properties of dough and launched a new version of the device on the market. In addition to the new name “FarinoGraph”, the product solution offers new features. In addition to the latest technology, the advantages include optimised user-friendliness, long service life of spare parts and improved design.
02.08.2023 – On August 1, 2023, Anton Paar acquired the German company Brabender, which will be integrated into the Anton Paar Group as Anton Paar TorqueTec GmbH. The effective, retroactive date of the acquisition is January 1, 2023. The company, based in Duisburg, Germany, offers measurement and process engineering solutions for the testing of various raw materials and for recipe and process development. It covers a wide range of applications – from food and feed to plastics and rubber, and even batteries and other special applications.
Cooperation with Fontijne Presses: New laboratory press for Brabender
01.06.2023 – Laboratory visitors now have the opportunity to use the LabTop 300 hydraulic laboratory press from Fontijne Presses in the plastics & rubber application laboratory of Brabender GmbH & Co. KG.
Study on the influence of milk alternatives on the properties of puddings
26.05.2023 – For the first time Brabender participates in the 4th International Conference on the Importance of Plant and Cell Based Alternatives for the Dairy Industry in Kempten, Germany, and introduces its study on vegan beverages.
Brabender invites to seminar on Plant-based food – Extrusion & Analytics
05.04.2023 – Brabender GmbH & Co. KG and NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH offer a seminar on “Plant based Food – Extrusion & Analytics as success factors for your product development”. Registration for the seminar is open until May 15.
Brabender at Interpack: Live extrusion of seaweed at the booth
08.03.2023 – At the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf, Brabender will be present the processing from dried seaweed to formed packaging live at the booth C54 in hall 4 of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association together with the Technical University of Dresden.
31.01.2023 – Brabender will be exhibiting its product solutions for quality testing and the development of sustainable plastic and rubber products on a laboratory and pilot plant scale from February 1 to 5 in New Delhi (India).
“Electronics never let me go”: Christian Camps takes over as Head of New Technologies at Brabender
27.01.2023 – Christian Camps is the new Head of the New Technologies department at Brabender. In an interview with Brabender, the father of two reveals what excites him about electronics development and what his vision is.
Analytical characterization and processing of gluten-free flours on a laboratory scale
06.01.2023 – The market for proteins from pulses is expected to grow over the next six years, so analytical characterization of the raw material is coming to the fore in the manufacture of products from pulses. Brabender can use its equipment to describe the quality of gluten-free raw materials, such as pulses, on a laboratory scale.
“I want to make Brabender better known”: Twan van den Eijnden is the new agent for the Netherlands
31.08.2022 – Since July 2022, Twan van den Eijnden is sales manager in the sales team of hydraulic laboratory presses manufacturer Fontijne Presses in the Netherlands and responsible for the sales of Brabender and Fontijne Presses products in the Netherlands. How he knows Brabender and what he associates with the products, he told in an interview.
Brabender exhibits analytics and process technology for plant-based proteins
20.06.2022 – For the 20th anniversary of the Bridge2Food Plant-Based Foods and Proteins Summit Europe, Brabender is one of 50 exhibitors: More than 500 experts from the plant-based foods and proteins sector will come together in the Netherlands in Ede/Wageningen from 21 to 23 June.
IRC: Brabender shows solutions for rubber analysis and extrusion
24.05.2022 – At the International Rubber Conference (June 27-30 in Nuremberg), Brabender will present material testing equipment and laboratory extruders for various applications in the field of elastomers.
Brabender informs about solutions for applications with bioplastics
04.05.2022 – From May 11 to 12, Brabender will participate in the Masterbatch Conference and Exhibition in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and will advise interested visitors at its own information booth about application possibilities with the two twin-screw extruders TSE 20/40 and TwinLab-C 20/40 as well as with the torque rheometers of the MetaStation series for the fields of material development and research.
Brabender Aquatrac V determines the water content of polymers
21.03.2022 – However, for those whom it is relevant, probably well known, let us start with the importance of the moisture content of polymers. Some materials due to their molecular structure shows so-called hygroscopic properties. This means, such substances can “collect” the water molecules from the air humidity. The most typical examples are the PC, PA, PET, PBT, ABS, PMMA, PU.
17.03.2022 – At this year’s Anuga FoodTec, Brabender GmbH & Co. KG is present with its own trade fair booth. The leading international trade fair for the food and beverage industry in Cologne with more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world has been postponed to 26-29 April 2022 due to the pandemic.
Website in a new look: Brabender launches new website presence
25.02.2022 – After long planning and preparation, the new website www.brabender.com of Brabender GmbH & Co. KG went online. The advantages of the new site include optimised user-friendliness and ease of finding information.
Brabender introduces Dr Matthias Mayser and Christian Witt
New laboratory manager and service manager at Brabender
24.02.2022 – At the beginning of the year, Brabender GmbH & Co. KG filled two new positions: Dr Matthias Mayser has been Head of Application Lab Food & Feed at Brabender since February and Christian Witt started as Service Manager in January.
Brabender invites: Seminar on rubber characterisation
10.02.2022 – Since the characterisation of rubber is crucial for a high-quality and robust rubber product, the companies NETZSCH-Gerätebau, Alpha Technologies and Brabender are organising a one-day classroom seminar with a practical part for all interested parties on 23 March 2022 at the premises of Brabender in Duisburg.
09.02.2022 – Brabender’s first participation in the ProSweets trade fair in Cologne ended with many good conversations and new insights into customer needs. Sales Manager Adrian Jaspers talks about the participation in the video interview.
Webinar series „gluten-free“ conducted successfully
01.01.2021 – UCC (University College Cork) and Brabender offered a joint webinar on the topic gluten free bakery products and the analysis of gluten free raw materials – with appr. 450 registrations quite successfully.
Brabender is member of the network program of bio-based polymers “BioFoN”
01.01.2021 – With its membership in the network program of bio-based polymers “BioFoN” Brabender GmbH & Co. KG strengthens its commitment in the field of biopolymers and contributes to environmental and climate protection.