Rubbers, Plastics, Synthetic fibers

  • Fluid resistance testing
  • Characterization of the base polymer by FTIR infrared spectroscopy
  • Characterization of small residues and scraps by infrared FTIR microscopy
  • DSC thermal analysis with measurement of melting temperature and glass transition temperature down to - 196 ° C
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Shore A hardness measurement
  • Determination of the amount and type of mineral filler
  • Analysis of plasticizers
  • Analysis of residual solvents
  • Determination of moisture content according to Karl Fisher
  • Analysis of flame retardants according to RoHS guidelines

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and Thermogravimetry (TGA) are the three techniques that, often in conjunction with each other, allow the characterization of all polymeric materials. FTIR spectroscopy allows to identify the type of polymer, while calorimetry reveals its physical properties (melting temperature, glass transition, ...). From the study of the calorimetric diagram it is possible to highlight any cuts in the polymer with foreign and / or recycled material, as well as highlighting defects in the shaping, residual stresses of the material, etc. IR able to acquire the spectrum even of very small samples, from a few tens of microns.

 

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