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Polymers QA/QC

Whether it's an automobile, home appliance, or electronic device, consumers demand high-quality products at reasonable prices. For manufacturers, a critical task is to meet these quality expectations and avoid product recalls to protect brand reputation. Polymer Testing regimens make certain that product characteristics meet customer specifications, and accurate verification of identity and composition of polymers ensures the highest quality and performance of finished goods.

Our comprehensive portfolio of products includes a wide array of polymer testing solutions such as Infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis, chromatography or atomic spectroscopy - designed to simplify and accelerate polymer characterization and plastic identification for increasing productivity.

With workflow driven software and automation, you can confidently and reliably test your materials to purity, composition, and performance standards, to achieve quality control over the raw materials and products you depend on.

Identification and characterization of raw material and finished products is an essential part of any production process. Typical applications in polymer characterization are:

  • Identification
  • Mechanical & thermal characteristics (e.g. expansion/contraction, melting point, crystallinity, glass transition)
  • Oxidative stability tests - OIT
  • Residual monomers/oligomers
  • Additive determination
  • Color measurements
    Technologies Available From PerkinElmer  
  What Are Your Analytical Needs?
FTIR
IR MICROSCOPY & IMAGING
DSC
TGA
DMA/TMA
HYPHENATION
GC
GCMS
HEADSPACE GC
THERMODESORPTION
HPLC
LCMSMS
UVVIS-NIR
ICPOES
ICPMS
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Industry Analytical Needs - Measurement or Detection
Identification                       Polymer Identification using Mid Infrared Spectroscopy
Polymer & Material Characterisation                 Polymer Identification Using the PerkinElmer Mid-Infrared Polymer Analysis System
Mechanical & Thermal Characteristics                       Characterization of Polyketone Copolymer by High Speed DSC
Analytics of Additives           Detection of Additive Used in Gloves by TG-GC/MS Hyphenation System
Defects, Contamination & Inclusions                 Detection and Identification of Contaminations in the Manufacturing Process Using an IR Microscope
Elemental Analysis/Toxic Metals                           Speciation of Hexavalent Chromium in Children's Toys According to EN 71-3 Category II with the NexSAR HPLC-ICP-MS
Emission Analysis                           Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Wallpapers Using ATD-GCMS
Residual Monomer/Polymer Content                           Determination of Monomers in Polymers by Multiple Headspace Extraction - GC/MS
PCB/PAH                           Determination of the Migration of Phthalate and PAH from Plastic Bags
Bisphenol A                             UHPLC Separation and Detection of Bisphenol A (BPA) in Plastics
Extractables & Leachables                   Assessment of Extractables and Leachables Associated with Pharmaceutical Packaging
Phtalate Analysis                         Rapid LC/MS/MS Analysis of Phthalates
Residual Solvents                           Determination of Residual Solvents in Flexible Packaging According to EN 13628-2:2004
Plasticizer Characterisation                         Plasticizer Characteristization by TG-IR

Materials Identification

There’s a growing demand for fast, accurate, easy-to-use qualitative and quantitative polymer analysis, leading to better productivity and faster product release. Whether you’re a polymer producer or a buyer of finished products, accurate verification of identity and composition is critical to ensuring quality product releases.

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Materials Performance

Performance It’s critical to understand the material properties of your products to ensure they’re performing as required. Thermal measurements provide valuable information used to select materials for end-use applications, predict product performance, and improve product quality.

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Residual Monomer Content

Content Polymer production and quality control require a variety of analytical testing methods. One common test is the analysis of residual monomers in the final polymer material. This analysis is well suited for GC with headspace because it requires no sample preparation.

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Explore Our Solutions

FT-IR Microscopy & Imaging Systems

PerkinElmer infrared imaging and microscopy systems are the culmination of a long PerkinElmer tradition of exceptional optics and purpose-built IR microscopes a ...

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Instruments

To see more than you've ever seen from Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), turn to PerkinElmer, where DSC was invented. Our comprehensive line of high-perf ...

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Thermogravimetry (TGA) Instruments

For high throughput and reliability in thermogravimetric analysis, nobody gives you better control of your sample environment than PerkinElmer. We have been pio ...

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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Accurately characterize the modulus, compliance, damping and other bulk properties of materials using our Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) solutions. Our state ...

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Headspace

No matter what you're focused on analyzing, our TurboMatrix™ Headspace Samplers ensure that you get the data you need – quickly, easily, and accurately. They ar ...

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Polymer ID Analyzer

Accurate verification of identity, quality, and composition of polymers and their blends used in industries such as food packaging, construction, and automotive ...

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