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Materials Science

Materials science pertains to the discovery and design of new materials; for CPC this means finding new materials to make fluid handling systems safe and reliable. Breakthroughs in material science have a significant impact on the future of couplings, connectors and fittings that meet the demands of the medical, industrial and, more importantly, bioprocessing marketplace.

Many of our research and design engineers have a strong background in materials science. They understand how the molecular structure of materials translates to component properties and performance. With this knowledge they evaluate materials to assure that CPC products deliver superior performance.

With expertise in metals, plastics and elastomers, CPC’s research, design and quality engineers have designed and built over 10,000 products that are operating in some of the most harsh and critical environments—from medical devices to chemical dispensing delivery to bioprocessing systems and everything in-between.


liquid rising in capillary tubes


Forces, pressures and energies associated with liquid rising in nonuniform capillary tubes

Published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, this theoretical study by CPC’s C.W. Extrand analyzes liquid rising in capillary tubes.  Download

Repellency of the Lotus Leaf


Repellency of the Lotus Leaf: Contact Angles, Drop Retention and Sliding Angles

C.W. Extrand and Sung In Moon, 89th ACS Colloids & Surface Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, June 15-17, 2015.   Download
 Wilhemy Tensiometer

Tangent Method


Uncertainty in Contact Angle Estimates from a Wilhemy Tensiometer

When measuring contact angles (θ) with a tensiometer, how much uncertainty is there in the estimate?   Download  

Uncertainty in Contact Angle Estimates from the Tangent Method

When measuring contact angles (θ) with the tangent method, how much uncertainty is there in the estimate? Download


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