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Polymers & Plastics

Today's advanced and increasingly diverse Advanced Materials laboratories are facing new challenges on a daily basis – starting from raw materials right up to finished products. PerkinElmer's comprehensive portfolio of analytical solutions is designed to give you the highest accuracy, sensitivity, and ease of operation your laboratory demands. We enable you to confidently test your plastic and polymer samples to the purity composition and performance standards you require. What's more, a range of complementary services is available to keep your laboratory up and running, to meet the stringent requirements in a variety of environments.

With more than 65 years of experience plus our comprehensive portfolio of solutions across thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, atomic spectroscopy and hyphenated techniques, we are the ideal choice for ensuring the quality and reliability of plastics and polymers.

Control of Raw Material and Finished Products

Identification and characterization of raw material and finished products is an essential part of any production process.

Typical applications are:

  • Polymercharacterisation
  • Identification
  • Mechanical & thermal characteristics
  • Melting point
  • Crystalinity
  • Glass Transition Temperature
  • OIT – Oxidative Induction Times
  • Residual monomers/oligomers
  • Additive determination
  • Colour measurements

Simulation of Processes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

The PerkinElmer HyperDSC technique is really the most effective and most sensitive DSC technique available for the characterization of both the crystalline and the amorphous phase of a polymeric system.

Polymers are often cooled down very fast during process (liquid --> solid), and the temperature of the polymer line as well as cooling rate are very important to control the polymer crystallinity. To mimic the process and understand what is happening in the production process a DSC is required, and has the ability to cool down fast enough. PerkinElmer offers the unique HyperDSC technology to mimic this kind of processes.

Failure Analysis & Reversed Engineering

Innovation is what keeps you ahead of the competition. Accurate knowledge about the material properties of your products and the competitor’s products is critical.

Typical applications are:

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Fault in injection moulding plastic part
  • Analysis of contamination on the surface
  • Analysis of coating failures

Analysis of Contaminants and Pollutants & Environmental Analysis

Manufacturing processes are designed to create products that contain only the required components and cause no negative effects on the environment.

Occasionally, foreign objects can appear within the final product as unexpected contaminations effecting product quality or even causing product failure. In addition some contaminates in polymers may be considered a pollutant or environmental hazzard, such as lead in toys or volatile organics.

Leveraging PerkinElmer's performance analytical instruments such as a IR, ICP or GC/MS can help you identify polymer contaminates and understand the risks. Typical applications are:

  • Contamination analysis
  • Microplastics
  • Elemental analysis
  • Emission analysis (Fogging, PAH, VOCs additives, softeners)

Recycling

Polymer recycling is a growing industry, as many bottles and containers that were once destined for landfills are now being recycled into new products. To ensure quality material for buyers, it’s essential the recycling industry is properly identifying the material it collects.

Typical applications are:

  • Polymercharacterisation
  • Thermal characteristics
  • Identification
  • Melting points
  • Tg
  • Crystalinity

Control of Raw Material and Finished Products

TurboMatrix HS 40

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TurboMatrix HS 40 Trap

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TurboMatrix HS 16

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Clarus SQ 8C GC/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

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Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (STA) 6000

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TMA 4000

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TGA 8000

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TGA 4000

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Spotlight 200i FT-IR Microscopy System

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Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System

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DMA 8000

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DSC 4000

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DSC 6000

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DSC 8000

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DSC 8500

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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

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LAMBDA 650 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 750 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 850 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 950 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 1050 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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Simulation of Processes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

DSC 8000

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DSC 8500

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Failure Analysis & Reversed Engineering

TGA 8000

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Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System

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Spotlight 200i FT-IR Microscopy System

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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

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LAMBDA 950 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 850 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 750 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 650 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 1050 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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DSC 8500

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DSC 8000

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Frontier MIR Spectrometer

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DSC 6000

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DSC 4000

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Analysis of Contaminants and Pollutants & Environmental Analysis

LAMBDA 950 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 850 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 750 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 650 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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LAMBDA 1050 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

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Spotlight 200i FT-IR Microscopy System

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Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System

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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

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Frontier MIR Spectrometer

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TurboMatrix HS 40

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TurboMatrix HS 40 Trap

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TurboMatrix HS 16

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TurboMatrix HS 110

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TurboMatrix 650 ATD

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TurboMatrix 350 ATD

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TurboMatrix 300 TD

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TurboMatrix 150 ATD

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TurboMatrix 100 TD

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Clarus SQ 8C GC/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

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Recycling

TGA 8000

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TGA 4000

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Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

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DSC 8500

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DSC 8000

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Frontier MIR Spectrometer

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DSC 6000

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DSC 4000

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