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I want to be able to test the density of very soft material like a persons skin, but I want to be able to measure the differance in density, to very small increments. Expense does not matter, but I want the most accurate instrument available and of course it needs a meter to measure the differance. .

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Dear Wally,

It is not my expertise but I read about a company in UK that use ultrasound to measure the density of rubber, perhaps it can help you:

SecondWave M510 - Ultrasonic Analysis System from Ultran


I hope this help you

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Luis

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Luis Antonio Tormento

Expertise

Operational Chemical Engineer with specialization in rubber compounding and processing: - Vast knowledge on rubber molding techniques: extrusion, press and injection molding. - Marketing expertise on the development of applications of rubber chemicals, precipitated silica and specialty rubbers. - In his career he developed numerous production compounds for automotive and industrial hose, rubber mats, retread compounds, tire compounds, shoe soles and molded products. TPE/TPV/TPO applications

Experience

I have 36 years working in plant processing of hose, tire, shoes and press/injected cured rubber compounds and technical assistance for two big raw material suppliers: Chemtura and Nitriflex. Actually I have my own company

Organizations
2006-2011 - Rubber Division Director - Brazil Rubber Group 2008-2009 - Vice President - Brazil Rubber Group 2002-2007 - President - Brazil Rubber Group 2000-2001 - Technical Director - Brazil Rubber Group

Publications
Several papers published on magazines, congress and conferences about rubber processing and compounding

Education/Credentials
Chemical Engineer by FEI - Brazil (1979) Advanced Rubber Technology - Rubber Division (1992) University Expert on Plastic and Rubber - UNED (Spain) - 2002

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