in Perfect Synergy –
Effectively Monitor Your Polymer Production Process
8:00a.m. PDT / 11:00a.m. EDT / 16:00 BST
NIR Marketing Manager
Director of Technical Support
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.
- 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.