Polymer Characterization Techniques & Solutions

Polymers are now produced in great quantity and variety. Polymers are used as film packaging, solid molded forms for automobile body parts and TV cabinets, composites for golf clubs and aircraft parts, foams for coffee cups and refrigerator insulation, fibers for clothing and carpets, adhesives for attaching anything to anything, rubber for tires and gloves, paints and other coatings to beautify and prolong the life of other materials, and a myriad of other uses. It would be impossible to conceive of our modern world without the universal presence of polymeric materials.

Polymer characterization is therefore important in developing new polymers as well as maintaining quality control in manufacturing processes. As such, many polymer characterization techniques should ideally be linked to the desirable properties of the material, hence analytical techniques are typically used to determine molecular structure, thermal properties, and mechanical properties. Our broad portfolio of solutions for polymer analysis, backed by a proven record of reliability and expertise, can help you deliver results.

Spectroscopic techniques such as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy ( FTIR) & Raman Spectroscopy are used to characterize the molecular vibration of organic & inorganics compounds include common functional groups and fingerprinting region.  It is used for both qualitative & quantitative analysis.  These are the common tools used in academic researches & industries that have used the FTIR for incoming raw Material QC check, IR & Raman microscope for contamination analysis for submicron & micron particles as well as FTIR hyphenation with TGA for reverse engineering study. The hot subject in environmental research is using both IR & Raman spectroscopy for microplastic analysis. 


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