Polyethylene (PE) Materials Analysis Laboratory

Your needs: validate the quality and performance of your polyethylene materials

Polyethylene or PE is a polymer obtained by polymerization of ethylene. It is a colorless, odorless, waxy solid that is the most common plastic material.

It has the advantage of being resistant to oxidation, temperature variations, easy to transform and to handle. Polyethylene can be dyed in the mass and can be smooth or rough.

Polyethylene (PE) is used for example in the manufacture of bags, films, bottles, cans, fuel tanks for automobiles…

The chemical analysis and physical characterization of polyethylene is an essential step for the control of its transformation and the prediction of possible failures. It allows to : 

  • Determine the chemical composition of a polyethylene
  • Carry out a physico-chemical and thermal characterization of the polyethylene material: density, molecular weight, thermal analysis, calorimetric analysis of polyethylene…
  • To identify the nature of a polyethylene and its additives
  • Determine its mineral load (chalk, talc…)
  • Characterize a failure (adhesion defect, delamination, inclusion…) present on the polyethylene
  • To check the conformity of the finished product based on Polyethylene

Plastics manufacturers, raw material producers, processors, finished product manufacturers, you are looking for the skills of a reliable analysis laboratory with high technical added value for the analysis and characterization of your polyethylene materials.

Our solutions: support you in the analysis and characterization of your polyethylenes.

By combining specific polyethylene (PE) analysis tools with reliable and accurate scientific interpretations, FILAB assists manufacturers in optimizing their manufacturing processes, in the search for alternative materials and in solving failure problems on polyethylene materials.

With a strong experience in the analysis of polyethylenes and a large analytical park, FILAB offers the following services 

  • Characterization of polyethylenes: study of physicochemical and thermal properties by DSC, ATG, ATG-FTIR, GPC, NMR, SEM and FTIR
  • Customized chemical analysis: research of additives by GC-MS, Py-GCMS, LCMSMS, CI…
  • Impurities research: heavy metals, redisual solvents, degradation products, contaminations…
  • Deformation of polyethylene materials
  • Analysis of polyethylene-based plastic packaging
  • Determination of molecular weight by GPC
  • Compatibility study between polyethylene materials and fluids

These thermal analysis and physico-chemical characterization techniques are adapted to a large panel of polymer materials, and allow a better understanding of the performance and quality of polymer materials.

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

Caroline KURZAWA R&D Project Engineer
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