Polymer decolourisation analysis laboratory

As an industrialist you wish to carry out a decolourisation analysis of polymers

How does polymer discolouration occur?

Polymer decolourisation is the process by which the colour of a polymer is altered or removed completely. Polymers are materials that are often used in industry for their chemical resistance, mechanical strength or durability. However, some polymers can be sensitive to light, heat or other environmental factors, which can lead to discoloration.
Discolouration can be caused by several factors, such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, heat, exposure to chemicals, or natural ageing processes. Some polymers are more sensitive to discolouration than others, depending on their chemical composition and structure.

What are the consequences?

Food packaging, children’s toys, electronic equipment, automotive parts, textiles… Discolouration can affect the quality and appearance of products made from polymers. To overcome this problem, manufacturers can use additives to improve the discolouration resistance of polymers, or choose specific polymers that are less sensitive to discolouration.

FILAB laboratory assists you in analysing the discolouration of your polymers

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies from all sectors in the analysis of polymers. FILAB provides its clients with the know-how and experience of its team, as well as a 2100m² analytical facility equipped with state-of-the-art techniques such as polymer crystallinity determination by DSC and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).

With a strong experience in polymer analysis and a wide range of analytical equipment, FILAB offers the following services in polymer analysis

Polymer deformation
Failure studies
Study and assessment of polymerisation and cross-linking defects in varnishes, paints, polymers, etc.
Determination of hazardous chemical substances

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 Department
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