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  • 6
    May
    Plasma Treatment Agent of the Year
    Published 6th May 2015

    Dyne Technology are celebrating this week after learning they have won the highly acclaimed accolade of Agent of the Year 2014.

    Beating all other agents from around the world, the award was received by Managing Director Chris LInes, who commented "It was a great to receive the award on behalf of the team at Dyne Technology.  We are passionate that our customers in the UK & Ireland get the best service and support available in this field of business.

  • 19
    Dec
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas
    Published 19th Dec 2014
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    For the fifth year running Dyne Technology held its traditional Christmas Bake Off and as usual the competition was tough.

    The theme for 2014 was Gingerbread and yet again people went to town (literally) with their delicious bakes.  All the team took part in the bake off which tested every aspect of their baking skills and really battled hard to be crowned this year's winner.

    The overall winning entry baked by Louise our Sales Administrator did have a little help in decorating her gingerbread house from her three children but they were worthy winners.    Congratulations to Louise and everyone that entered. 

    So as 2014 draws to a close, Dyne Technology would like to say "Thank You" to all our customers and wish you all a "Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

  • 8
    Apr
    A Fine Dyne Shoot Off
    Published 8th Apr 2014
    A Fine Dyne Shoot Off

    The staff of Dyne Technology and Dyne Testing took some time away from the office recently and challenged each other to see who had the best hand eye co-ordination at pigeon shooting (only the sort of pigeons without feathers).

    Terry and his team of experienced staff at Garland's Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground close to the Dyne Group HQ in Lichfield, Staffordshire certainly gave the Dyne staff the experience and thrill of shooting live ammunition and whilst the event was organised for the staff to have a fun and exciting time, there was naturally a competitive edge to the occasion with some highly acclaimed Easter prizes to be won.

    Both Dyne teams thoroughly enjoyed the activity with some outstanding shooting and possibly a couple of fantastic bruises the next day.  The event was a huge success! We cannot wait to see what the next challenge will be....

  • 5
    Feb
    University of York Invests in Surface Energy Measurement Equipment
    Published 5th Feb 2013
    University of York Invests in Surface Energy Measurement Equipment

    Dyne Technology has recently supplied The York Plasma Institute (YPI), based at the University of York the Theta Optical  Tensiometer for measuring contact angle on thin film plastic as part of their low temperature plasma research.

    The York Plasma Institute (YPI) has a vision to establish a world-leading interdisciplinary plasma institute for the UK, with an international reputation for fundamental plasma science and related technology, collaborating with industries and universities, and fostering new start-up companies.

    Dyne Technology's work is closely related to what the YPI is trying to achieve.  The common interest of surface energy meant that Dyne Technology was delighted to contribute in establishing this vision.

    Optical Tensiometer can be used for highly accurate and easy measurements of:-

    Wettability

    Surface tension

    Interfacial tension

    Contact angles

    Absorption

    Surface free energy

    Adsorption

    Spreading

    Cleanliness

    Surface heterogeneity

    Interfacial rheology

     

    Dyne Technology offers a range of bench top and portable Optical Tensiometers for surface energy testing of plastics, metals, glass and many other materials.  Rugged and simple-to-use Optical Tensiometers are a highly repeatable QC and analytical tool for measuring the contact angle on a variety of substrates.

    The control of surface properties e.g. adhesion and wettability are of critical importance throughout the surface finishing industry.  The adhesion and wettability properties of many materials are often poor leading to weak bonds between the coating, paint or adhesive applied and the substrate.  To overcome this, the substrates' surface needs to be treated to improve adhesion.

    Contact angle measurement of the material surface can be used to measure the quality of a range of surface treatments e.g. Plasma, Corona and Flame treatments.  Most of these surface treatments modify the surface energy and chemical properties of the surface of the materials by creating polar molecule groups on the surface thus increasing the surface energy.  Measuring "contact angles" can be used to verify the cleanliness of a surface as well as its surface energy or polarity.

    What is Contact Angle?

    The contact angle,θ, is the angle at which the liquid/air interface meets up with the surface of the solid and is a quantitative measure of the wetting of a solid by a liquid.  When a liquid droplet is deposited onto a smooth homogeneous and horizontal surface, it may spread out over the surface if wetting is complete, the contact angle will therefore approach zero.  However, if surface wetting is partial, the resulting contact angle will reach equilibrium in the range of the material's surface energy.  The smaller the contact angle the greater the wettability or surface energy of the substrate is said to be.  Contact angle is a good measure of surface wetting.

    Contact Angle Measurement is the preferred and most accurate method of much vital production, laboratory and research measurement for determining the interactions at the solid/gas/liquid interface.  The optical Tensiometer or Contact Angle Meter is an ideal industrial or academic tool for product development engineers, R & D engineers who need precision and repeatability.  Contact Angle Measurement combines high technology test instrumentation and a non-destructive testing method to allow an accurate, objective and repeatable surface analysis to be made.  Using the contact angle meter you can compare the effects of a range of surface treatments and gather data that correlates to various surface conditions e.g. lubricity, wettability, surface energy etc.

    You can learn more about contact angle measurement by visiting the webpage.  For further information on the work done at the York Plasma Institute visit http://www.york.ac.uk/physics/yp/  

     

  • 25
    Jan
    Product News: Dyne Technology Extend the Range of Dyne Test Kits to Fulfil Customer's Quality Needs
    Published 25th Jan 2013
    Product News:  Dyne Technology Extend the Range of Dyne Test Kits to Fulfil Customer's Quality Needs

    Dyne Technology has extended the family of Test Kits and now offers a new range of Dyne Test Kits containing up to 12 bottles of Dyne test fluid in one handy carry case.  The extended range has been adopted to offer Engineers a wide range of Dyne levels within the sets to use on a wide range of materials with different surface energy levels.

    The new range of kits includes the QA Set which has been adopted to enable users to purchase one kit that holds the complete range of Dyne test fluids from 30mN/m (Dynes/cm) to 72mN/m.  The QA Set comes in a very hand black carry case, holding 12 bottles of Dyne test fluids, one pack of cotton swabs and protective gloves.  It enables the user to have on hand the full range of Dyne test fluids thus allowing measurement of a wide range of materials with different surface energy levels at the same time.

    The Dyne test method plays a big part in process control for many manufacturing companies, especially in the automotive and printing industries where surface energy/tension levels must be controlled in order to maintain quality standards.  The low surface energy of polymer-based substrates often leads to poor adhesion of inks, glues and coatings.  When applying the Dyne test fluid, if it remains as a film for 3 seconds, the substrate will have a minimum surface energy of that ink value, expressed in mN/m (Dynes/cm).  Should the Dyne test liquid reticulate or draw back into droplets in less than 1 second then the surface energy of the substrate is lower than that of the liquid itself.  The exact surface energy (Dyne level) can be determined by applying a range of increasing or decreasing values of Dyne test ink.

    Also in the new range is the Self Select Kit for users who want to build their own kit, the Standard Kit and a Value Set.  All of the kits can be purchased online via the Dyne Technology website and for those who are unsure what range of surface energy test fluids to purchase, the Dyne Technology Customer Support team are on hand to give good advice.

    For more information on the Dyne Test Kits, visit the website page or call now on +44 (0)1543 411460

  • 21
    Dec
    Dyne Technology's Customer Support Wins Again
    Published 21st Dec 2012
    Dyne Technology's Customer Support Wins Again

    As Christmas traditions go the Dyne Technology Christmas Bake Off may only be a few years old but the popularity and pure competitiveness of it means it is definitely one tradition that will go on for many more years to come.

    The theme for this year's Bake Off was Christmas Sweet Treats and the entries were simply outstanding.  Much blood, sweat and brandy was lost to not only win the acclaimed prize of being Bake Off Champion 2012 but to also raise money for St Giles Hospice, our chosen local charity.

    The overall winner was the Christmas pudding truffles made by Yvonne Sammons our Customer Support Leader.   Yvonne obviously used her customer service skills and understood what would win us all over.    Congratulations to Yvonne and everyone that entered. 

    So as 2012 draws to a close, Dyne Technology would like to say "Thank You" to all our customers and wish you all a "Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

  • 26
    Jun
    Dyne Technology Ladies take to the Streets of Lichfield to Support St Giles Hospice
    Published 26th Jun 2012
    Dyne Technology Ladies take to the Streets of Lichfield to Support St Giles Hospice

    Instead of watching Come Dine with Me on a Saturday night, the ladies of Dyne Technology Ltd decided to step out in style at the weekend and hit the streets of Lichfield for a nine mile night-time stroll in aid of St Giles Hospice Solstice Walk – raising hundreds of pounds for the leading local charity. 

    Despite the bad weather (for a change) the ladies had an absolutely fantastic evening and were proud to take part in the biggest single event in the hospice’s fundraising calendar.  Dyne Technology regularly support St Giles Hospice as they provide such excellent care and support for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers all free of charge.

    The next big fundraising event is the annual St Giles Dragon Boat Race which is due to take place on Saturday 21st July where the staff at Dyne Technology will take part in a series of races along the 200-metre course on the River Trent in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire.  If anyone would like to make a donation to this fantastic charity it can be done via Dyne Technology’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Dyne-namic-Dragons.

  • 4
    May
    Dyne Technology Ltd Supports Friend who Battles the Elements to Raise Money for Cancer Research
    Published 4th May 2012
    Dyne Technology Ltd Supports Friend who Battles the Elements to Raise Money for Cancer Research

    Congratulations to one of Dyne Technology’s long term friends Geoff Busby from Thermoseal Group Ltd who recently fought every weather condition going apart from sunshine to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales in aid of Cancer Research.

    Geoff, Operations Manager for Thermoseal Group Ltd decided to climb Snowdon with his friends in support of a colleague who has lost two members of their family to cancer.  Geoff said “my face looks uncomfortable in the photo because it was -2°C, we had cloud, rain, hail, fog, sleet, 40mph wind & snow… it was a long day but worth all the effort and pain to raise money for such a good cause”.

    Dyne Technology is privileged to be given the opportunity of supporting Geoff in his quest to raise money for this valuable charity and look forward to hearing about his next mission!

     

  • 13
    Jul
    Thank you!
    Published 13th Jul 2011
    Thank you!

    The Dyne-Amic Dragons wish to thank everyone who sponsored us in the Dragon Boat Race earlier this month.  The day was a huge success and although we didn't win overall (in fact we came 8th out of 10 teams) we have raised a substantial amount of money for local charity St Giles Hospice who provide specialist care for cancer patients & other serious illnesses.

    If you didn't get chance to make a donation but would like to you can do so via www.justgiving.com/dyne-technology

  • 1
    Jun
    The Dyne-amic Dragons Are Put To The Test & Need Your Support!
    Published 1st Jun 2011
    The Dyne-amic Dragons Are Put To The Test & Need Your Support!

    The staff at Dyne Technology is competing in a Dragonboat Challenge on July 2nd 2011 and is asking you to support them by making a donation to one of the most deserving local charities in Lichfield, St Giles Hospice.


    St Giles Hospice, a registered charity, offers specialist care in a variety of settings for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and helpers. The care is provided free of charge, irrespective of personal circumstances.


    All the staff at Dyne Technology are really looking forward to taking part in the Dragon Boat Race.  We will be in a series of races, paddling 200 metres down a river in a 10 man dragon boat trying to beat all the other competitors at top speed!  Chris Lines, the Managing Director at Dyne Technology said he was “very confident we will win the race” (quote taken from a recent visit to the pub).


    This is the first of hopefully many challenges taken by the team at Dyne Technology and we are all really excited about the prospect of raising money for this worthy cause.


    If you feel you would like to make a sponsorship, please click on the following link.  All money goes directly to St Giles Hospice through JustGiving.com: -


    www.justgiving.com/dyne-technology
    www.stgileshospice.com


    Thank you.

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