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Advanced HT-GPC detection at International Polyolefins Conference

27 February 2012 No Comment

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One of our chromatography applications experts, Wei Sen Wong, is looking forward to presenting the practicalities of high temperature gel permeation chromatography (HT-GPC) at this week’s Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Joint International Polyolefins/FlexPack Conference.

Held in Houston, Texas, February 26-29, 2012, the International Polyolefins/FlexPack Conference has been in existence for over 35 years. This year’s theme is “Global Advances in Plastics Engineering”, with over 600 experts from around the world and over 65 companies expected to attend from Industry and universities. Malvern Instruments is also an exhibitor at the event and will display their systems at Booth #40.

Challenges of using advanced HT-GPC detectors

Wei Sen Wong’s presentation on the ‘Application of high temperature chromatographic and viscometric techniques for the characterization of polyolefins’, focuses on the unique challenges of using advanced detectors, such as static light scattering (SLS) and viscometry, when characterizing polyolefins with gel permeation chromatography at elevated and high temperatures. It also highlights the excellent results that are possible using HT-GPC systems for a number of polyolefin samples.

Get hands on at Booth #40

So, if you’re interested in finding out more about advanced HT_GPC detection, why not drop by stand #40, investigate Malvern’s Viscotek HT-GPC system and find out how it brings full automation to high temperature analysis.

Requiring no user interventions for sample filtering, the Viscotek HT_GPC system is unique in that in ensuring safe, routine operation at the high temperatures (160oC) necessary for analyzing polyethylene and polypropylene. It measures absolute molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and polymer chain branching in just a single experiment. These are critical parameters for polyolefins that influence in-use properties such as strength and permeability.

Want to know more? Come and speak to Malvern’s experts directly on Booth #40 at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Joint International Polyolefins/FlexPack Conference, Houston, Texas, February 26-29, 2012.