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01
Oct
2019

Case History: Proving the right molding temperature of Polyarilamide

Category: Laboratory
Problem Understanding We were asked to analyse a plastic material Polyarilamide IXEF® which composed a finished product. The finished product showed damages after moulding process therefore the owner of the production line asked us to investigate the causes of the damages.   Providing you with the Solution Through the DSC analyses and in...
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05
May
2020

COVID-19: Plastic and disinfectants

On plastic after seven hours it loses strength, but disappears only after 72, these are the results of research published by the New England Jounral of medicine have increased the precautions to be taken to stay away from the infection.  The good news comes to us through the voice of Juan Leon, a researcher at Emory University: “All...
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20
Apr
2016

Case History: Analysis of dispenser failure

Category: Laboratory
We understand your Problem: Manufacturers that involve plastic components in production processes usually face the challenge of analyzing damaged components in order to determine causes and corrective actions. Tools that are meant to carry out these analyses often include: infrared spectroscopy with the purpose of identifying chemical...
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22
Jan
2015

Case History: Quantitative determination of black dye (Nigrosin)

Category: Laboratory
Problem Understanding: there is the need of determining the percentage of black dye (Nigrosin) in samples of polyamide 6 (PA6). Providing you with the Solution: we have developped a method that can be involved to determine the percentage of dye Nigrosine in polyamide 6 Masterbatch that is based on the customer needs. The Nigrosin is a basic...
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29
Sep
2014

Case History: Determination of the cause of breakage of polipropilene pipes

Category: Laboratory
Problem Understanding: it is the need to determine degradation causes of polyolefin tubes. Customer refers that the mentioned tubes show breakage problems on a batch of pipes in propylene (PP).   Providing you with the Solution: we assume that the breakage and degradation problems are due to poor oxidation resistance of the materials. We have...
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14
Jul
2014

Graphene and polymer compounds

Category: Laboratory
Graphene is currently one of the most researched materials, both in the fields of science and industry. Graphene, known as “Miracle material”, earned the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics thanks to the researchers that carried out studies on this material: Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim of the University of Manchester. Its structure as you can see...
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28
Apr
2014

Case History: Development of a method for analysing lubricant additives

Category: Laboratory
Understanding your Problem: The need to determine the presence of lubricant additives in a sample with polyoxymethylene (POM) polymer base.   Providing your Solution: Our laboratory has developed an efficient method to determine the presence and relative percentages of lubricant additives such as PTFE, silicone oil, molybdenum disulphide and...
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04
Feb
2014

Case History: Development of a method for determining UV-stabilisers (low molecular weight HALS) in ABS samples

Category: Laboratory
Understanding your Problem: the need to check the presence and quantity of UV stabiliser additives (HALS) in ABS samples.   Providing your Solution: our laboratory worked in close collaboration with the client's production department to develop a fast and efficient method to determine the presence and percentage of an anti-UV additive (HALS) in...
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22
May
2014

Case History: Determination of the cause of breakage of ABS sample

Category: Laboratory
Understanding your Problem: the need to determine the cause of breakage of a sample in ABS. The client reports that the sample breaks after a few months' use.   Providing your Solution: Firstly, analysis was performed to determine the composition of the ABS sample. The material was broken down into its main components: acrylonitrile - butadiene...
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25
Nov
2013

Case History: Determining contamination in extruded granules

Category: Laboratory
Case History: Determining contamination in extruded granules Category: LABORATORY Understanding your Problem: the need to determine the chemical nature of contaminants present in polyolefin granules. Providing your Solution: the chemical nature of the contaminant (black colour inclusion) in the granule is determined via FT-IR and DSC analysis....
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18
Oct
2013

Case History: Determination of material composition and elastomer presence

Category: Laboratory
Understanding your Problem: the need to determine the nature of the material and whether or not it includes an elastomeric component.   Providing your Solution: firstly, we studied the polymer base of the sample via FT-IR spectroscopy and DSC. The presence and percentage of inorganic fill was then determined.   Qualitative and quantitative...
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23
Sep
2013

Case History: Appearance of powder during storage

Category: Laboratory
Understanding your Problem: the need to determine the nature of the powder to understand the reason behind the formation of this defect. The client reports that the material has no appreciable defect when moulded, but during storage the appearance of a white powder is noticed.   Providing your Solution: Sampling the powder using our DRIFT tool...
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