Laboratory analysis of PET

You need a PET analysis

What is PET?

 First of all, the acronym PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate.  PET is a thermoplastic polyester polymer.

In film form it is semi-crystalline. This film is very strong under tension, stable and transparent and is also a very good electrical insulator.
In addition, the PET used in bottles for gaseous liquids can withstand high pressures of around ten bars.

Why conduct a PET analysis?

Determining the properties of your PETs is essential in production process or finished product control issues. Moreover, a detailed knowledge of the properties of your PET is necessary to anticipate their evolution in their environment of use.

Indeed, PET is used in a large number of applications such as :

  • Textile fibres
  • Card holders
  • Recyclable bottles
  • Disposable packaging
  • Cardiovascular prostheses

Thus, the support of a versatile and competent laboratory in PET analysis is necessary in order to respond to all the problems linked to PET.

FILAB laboratory assists you in your PET analyses

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies from all sectors in the analysis of PET. FILAB provides its clients with the know-how and experience of its team, as well as a 2100m² analytical park equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Our technical resources

  • Determination of molecular weight and polydispersity by GPC
  • Characterisation of polymers by FTIR, DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR, GPC, NMR, SEM...
  • Determination of polymer crystallinity by DSC
  • Viscosity index measurement on polymer
  • Study of thermal properties by DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR
  • Determination of cross-linking rate by DSC 
  • Deformation of polymers

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Expertise Department
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