Laboratory analysis of thermoplastic polymers

You wish to carry out an analysis of thermoplastic polymers

Thermoplastic polymers in a nutshell

Firstly, a thermoplastic polymer is a polymer that has the property of softening when heated, but which, on cooling, becomes hard again. The softened state thus allows for mechanical deformation, which is fixed by cooling.

The thermoplasticity of thermoplastic polymers is reversible, unlike thermoset polymers which, once cooled, can no longer change shape.

Why perform a thermoplastic polymer analysis?

Determining the properties of thermoplastic polymers is essential in production process or end product control issues. A complete knowledge of the properties of your thermoplastic polymers is also necessary to anticipate its evolution in its environment of use.

Indeed, the degree of polymerisation (proportional to the molar mass) of a thermoplastic polymer determines its mechanical and thermal properties.

In addition, crystallinity, cross-linking, glass transition and melting temperatures also play a role in determining the properties of a thermoplastic polymer.

Therefore, the expertise of a competent polymer analysis laboratory is necessary to determine all these properties.

The FILAB laboratory can help you with your thermoplastic polymer analysis needs

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies from all sectors in the analysis of thermoplastic polymers. 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

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

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

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