Polymers, Plastics, Resins Applications
Guided Wave’s use of NIR and UV/Vis technologies and spectroscopic techniques provides polymer producers with an effective means of monitoring, and thereby controlling, their reactions and production in real-time … either in continuous or batch processes. Having the ability to obtain near-instantaneous results is an essential tool to improving quality control and fine-tuning cost-effective reactions in the polymer industry. Monitoring in real-time eliminates the guesswork about when a reaction is complete and helps reduce overall cycle times.
Online spectroscopy can be used for a variety of critical measurements: for example, to determine molecular weight or measure critical values such as acid value, hydroxyl number, ppm water or isocyanate concentrations. Measuring color (yellowness) gives the producer a good indicator of oxidation. Instead of doing extensive titrations or other time-consuming laboratory measures of product quality, the operator gets accurate, real-time, and actionable information with Guided Wave analyzer systems.
Polymer Application examples: