Hazing, streaking, brittleness, or bubbles?

Accurate polymer identity verification can be critical. Polymer manufacturers need to create new materials and deliver high quality to meet ever changing end-use requirements. A thorough, precise testing and analysis process is mandatory to ensure quality and stay competitive in today’s environment. At any stage of the value chain, you can rely on Thermo Fisher Scientific comprehensive solutions to speed the development, production, and quality testing and analysis of polymers.

Combining Rheometry with FTIR and Microscopy: Benefits and Applications in Polymer Research

Simultaneous rheological and optical measurements are becoming increasingly popular – particularly for product development in the polymer area. Here, changes in the rheological profile can be correlated with information on either the microstructure (microscopy) or molecular structure (FTIR). Learn more about simultaneous rheological and optical measurements, viscoelasticity, thermal and UC curing, and pharmaceutical polymers and hot melt extrusion.

Analysis of Traces in Polymers Using Sequential X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers

Read about how it is vital to minimize the presence of catalysts in modern plastic finished products, in order to maintain the products' desirable properties.

Root Cause Analysis of a Failed Plastic Cover

Manufacturers employing plastic parts routinely face the challenge of analyzing failed parts to determine the root cause and corrective actions. The tools used to perform this analysis often include infrared and Raman spectroscopy for chemical composition, UV-Visible spectroscopy for color and optical transmissivity, and thermal analysis for determination of physical properties. 

FTIR Spectroscopy Academy

Whether you are new to FTIR or an experienced spectroscopist, this web site offers complete resources from educational content to practical, application-focused guidance for your polymer analysis needs.

Spectroscopy webinars

View a spectroscopy webinar to learn how infrared and Raman spectroscopy can help reveal the mysteries of polymers. 

Manufacturing and Processing Resource Library

Access a targeted collection of scientific application notes, case studies, videos, webinars and white papers for chemical, electronic, power and energy, plastics and polymers, and paints and pigments analysis.