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22
Jul
2021

SUMMER HOLIDAY

Category: News
PLASTANALISI will be closed from 09 august 2021  to 23 august 2021 inclusive for the Summer  holidays. We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Summer Holiday.
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15
Jun
2021

High Resolution Atomic Flam Absorption CONTRAA 800F

Category: News
Plastanalsi has decided to enrich and modernize its instrument park, replacing the old Plasma ICP-OES with a new instrumentation that allows the analysis of metals in a faster and more accurate way. The High Resolution Atomic Flam Absorption analysis technique  allows the simultaneous determination of different metal ions, speeding up and...
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22
Apr
2021

QUALITY CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2015

Category: News
The Laboratory Plastanalisi reached the great achievement of quality certification ISO 9001:2015.   We have reached this important certification as we have enhanced the internal organisation. We as Plastanalisi take quality as a business value. This certificate represents our desire to be a benchmark for quality services that could be offered...
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22
Dec
2020

LAB CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Category: News
PLASTANALISI will be closed 24 December 2020, 31 December 2020 and 7, 8 January 2021 for the Christmas holidays. We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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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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16
Jul
2020

SUMMER HOLIDAY

Category: News
PLASTANALISI will be closed from 07 august 2020  to 23 august 2020 inclusive for the Summer  holidays. We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Summer Holiday.
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28
Apr
2020

EXAMPLE OF OUR LAB SERVICES

Category: News
Problem Understanding     We have analysed a sample of a finished product that showed damages after heat welding. This phenomenon has never occured before.   What customer asked us was then: • Was the material involved really made of PC 10% glass fibre reinforced? (It had to be verified together with technical data sheet); • Any contaminants 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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16
Jan
2020

Xenon Test with water spray Outdoor/Indoor

Category: News
We as Laboratory Plastanalisi are able to provide all the customer with a new type of analysis that is the degradation study of materials -> XENON TEST WITH SPRAY WATER. Sunlight, moisture, high temperatures and rain can cause damage to your products such as: fading, yellowing, disintegrations and cracking. This new lab instrument gives you the...
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20
Nov
2019

LAB CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Category: News
PLASTANALISI will be closed from 23 December 2019 to 07 January 2020 inclusive for the Christmas holidays. We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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03
Apr
2019

DYNAMOMETER WITH CLIMATIC ROOM

Category: News
Our new Dynamometer with climatic room can apply more specific tests to the materials at temperatures from -70°C to 280°C.   Test: • Tensile Test ISO 527; • Flex Resistance Test ISO 178; • Compression Tube Test ISO 9969.   This lab instrument is composed by: • Dynamometer with double load-cell 25kN 1kN; • Clamps for tensile, flex and...
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23
May
2018

QUALITY CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2015

Category: News
The Laboratory Plastanalisi reached the great achievement of quality certification ISO 9001:2015.   We have reached this important certification as we have enhanced the internal organisation. We as Plastanalisi take quality as a business value. This certificate represents our desire to be a benchmark for quality services that could be offered...
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20
May
2015

QUALITY CERTIFICATION ISO 9001

Category: News
The Laboratory Plastanalisi reached the great achievement of quality certification ISO 9001.   We have decided to be certified according to the Quality System with the UNI EN ISO 9001 compliant and this is a strategic decision which was taken by the Board.   In particular Plastanalisi has set the following goals:     • To be a benchmark for...
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27
May
2016

New mobile-friendly site for Laboratory Plastanalisi.

Category: News
The new m-site Plastanalisi shows all the website contents and their functionalities on the move. This tool allows you to scroll down the website contents on the smartphone screen, all with a  modern and clean graphic. The home page is easy to read, easy to navigate and full of information of interest to the customer, also through a packet menu...
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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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09
Oct
2015

Xenon Test

Category: News
We as Laboratory Plastanalisi are able to provide all the customer with a new type of analysis that is the degradation study of materials -> XENON TEST. Sunlight, moisture and high temperatures can cause damage to your products such as: fading, yellowing, disintegrations and cracking. This new lab instrument gives you the possibility to...
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15
Jun
2015

Tribological tests: TABER TEST

Category: News
Polymers are also involved in tribological performances as other engineering materials.   In recent years polymers are widely involved in the production of gears, brake systems, wheels and other mechanical components that have to be creep resistant.   The use is described as friction of two objects that causes its deformation and loss of...
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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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07
Jan
2014

Co-rotating twin screw extruder

Category: News
When designing and developing polymer materials, for example modifying the base properties of polymers with additives (compounding), fine-tuning the process parameters is critical.   Is is therefore fundamentally important to monitor these parameters so as to be able to evaluate the main issues with the process before it is scaled up to an...
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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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04
Dec
2013

LAB CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Category: News
PLASTANALISI will be closed from 23 December 2013 to 06 January 2014 inclusive for the Christmas holidays. We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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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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23
Sep
2013

New Plastanalisi site now online!

Category: News
Five years from its creation, Plastanalisi has decided to redesign its website, providing you with a new, more  complete and detailed experience.   Our new website shows off our evolution and our continuous investment in improving and widening our offering in order to provide you with an ever-more satisfactory service.   Our new site will be...
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