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Polymer materials analysis laboratory
How does FILAB support you in the analysis and characterization of your polymers?
Polymers include, among others, thermoplastic or thermosetting materials (PE, PP, PET, PVC, PTFE,) composite materials, or polymer-based formulations (paints, glue, resin, varnish…). They are used in many industries for their lightness, flexibility or insulating properties.
Here are some examples of polymer families that can be handled in the FILAB laboratory:
The FILAB laboratory can assist you in the analysis and characterization of your polymers through a tailor-made support
With a strong experience in polymer analysis and a large analytical park, FILAB offers you the following services
Determination of chemical substances at risk: additives, anti-oxidants, bisphenol A, heavy metals, redisual solvents, nitrosamines, plasticizers...
Determination of the mineral load
Chemical analysis by GC-MS, Py-GCMS, LCMSMS, CI...
Determination of molecular weight by GPC
Deformation of polymers
Physical and thermal characterization:
Characterization of polymers by FTIR, DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR, GPC, NMR, SEM...
Study of crystalline phases by DSC
Determination of the polydispersity
Study of morphology (porosity)
Study of thermal properties by DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR
Analysis of plastic powders or granules
Determination of the cross-linking rate
Search for impurities: heavy metals, redisual solvents, degradation products, contaminations...
Characterization of surface defects and adhesion problems
Analysis of ruptures or cracks
Identification of pollution (inclusion of particles)
Study of thermal degradation
Plastic packaging analysis
Global migration test
Compatibility study between materials and fluids
Chemical characterization of polymer-based medical devices according to ISO 10993-18
Our analytical park dedicated to the analysis of polymers :
Chemical analysis of the organic fraction: FTIR GCMS, LC-MSMS, LC-QTOF, GPC, NMR
Thermal analysis: ATG, DSC, Pyrolysis-GCMS, ATG/FTIR
Chemical analysis of mineral fraction: ICP, DRX, CI, SEM-EDX
Surface analysis: SEM-FEG EDX, XPS, TOF-SIMS
The positive aspects of FILAB
A highly qualified team
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
A complete analytical park of 2100m²