• Quality control of polymers: multi-parameter method can reduce costs up to 90%

Laboratory Products

Quality control of polymers: multi-parameter method can reduce costs up to 90%

May 06 2020

Many different norms are put in place to support polymer manufacturers with their QC process. However, time to result and the costs associated with the methods described by these norms can be quite excessive. Metrohm is pleased to present a free white paper that takes a closer look at an alternative method: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Based on real application examples, the authors demonstrate how NIRS can reduce running QC cost in the manufacturing process of polymers by 90%.

Underestimation of quality control processes is one of the major factors leading to internal and external product failure. This has been reported to cause a loss of turnover between 10–30%. Non-destructive and easy to use spectroscopic methods such as NIRS can play a key role in maintain product quality throughout the manufacturing process – without the costs and hazards associated with commonly used wet chemical methods. From this white paper you will learn:

With NIRS costs of routine QC can be reduced by 90%

  • How NIRS works and the advantages of this technique compared to conventional methods
  • How NIRS can reduce running costs for quality control by 90%, as exemplified by real applications
  • How typical quality parameters in the polymer industry (e.g. Intrinsic viscosity, Acid Number, moisture, functional groups ) can be quantified using NIRS as per ASTM E1665

Download the White Paper and take your quality control to the next level


Digital Edition

Labmate UK & Ireland September 2021

September 2021

In This Edition Articles - The challenges of Biosample access and what needs to change - Innovative UK exports must gather income - not dust Spotlight Life Sciences - How a Pipettin...

View all digital editions

Events

Water Expo Nigeria 2021 - NEW DATES

Sep 21 2021 Lagos, Nigeria

17th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium

Sep 27 2021 Virtual event

BCEIA 2021

Sep 27 2021 Beijing, China

Photonex & Vacuum Expo

Sep 28 2021 Glasgow, Scotland

Chemspec Digital 2021

Sep 29 2021 Online event

View all events