CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds
Titration and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
in Perfect Synergy –
Effectively Monitor Your Polymer Production Process
Thursday September 25th 2014
8:00a.m. PDT / 11:00a.m. EDT / 16:00 BST
SPEAKERS
Speaker
Denise Root,
NIR Marketing Manager
Metrohm USA
 
Speaker
Frederick Fiddler,
Director of Technical Support
Metrohm USA
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MODERATOR
Moderator
Jyllian Kemsley,
Senior Editor
C&EN
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OVERVIEW

Production inconsistencies and product over-processing are common challenges in polymer production. Determining incoming raw materials and reaction endpoints of polymer and plastic attributes by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) reduces over-processing and improves production consistency. This non-destructive technique rapidly measures qualitative and quantitative parameters during various stages of production such as polymerization, extrusion and filming.

Qualitative NIR is a rapid and economical technique - however, quantitative NIR analysis requires prior calibration and validation from a reference analytical method. Potentiometric and Karl Fischer Titration are primary techniques that provide the necessary results to build and validate calibration of several parameters of interest.

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- The latest titration methods to receive accurate values for Acid number, Hydroxyl Value, Amine Value, Catalyst content and Moisture Determination in various polymer products.

- Implementation of NIR for inline process monitoring and routine applications in the lab.

- Determination of chemical properties such as acid, amine and hydroxyl value as well as physical properties such as density and viscosity.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • • People involved in process monitoring of Polyols, Plastics, Film and Polymer manufacturers
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  • • QC/QA, R&D and Process Development Lab Managers and Users
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  • • Anyone interested in the latest developments in Titration and NIR applications for the Polymer Industry
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