Polymers & Plastics Information
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ensure raw materials, intermediates or finished products comply with your quality standards with Thermo Scientific Spectroscopy Solutions.
Build your confidence in using molecular spectroscopy techniques for everyday use. Whether you’re a novice, a teacher or an expert, you can always learn something new about techniques such as FTIR, Raman, NIR, Microanalysis and more. Find helpful tutorials, fundamental diagrams, instrument guides, application notes and more resources to feed your curiosity.
Quick and convenient analytical methods are required to analyze the vast number of different polymer compounds, as the physical properties strongly depend on the structure and nature of the polymers. X-ray diffraction (XRD) allows to conveniently determine the crystallographic structure and the type of polymer materials, as well as the degree of crystallinity in polymers and evaluate the microstructures due to crystallite size.
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