Polylactic acid (PLA) and poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid have become increasingly popular due to their renewable and biodegradable nature.  As a result, these materials have found application in a variety of fields, including additive manufacturing, medical devices, and recyclable materials, among others.  Because of the relatively low dn/dc values exhibited by PLA and PLGA, reliable data has historically been rare. However, the OMNISEC GPC/SEC system, with its increased sensitivity and multi-detector capabilities, has proven to be a valuable tool for researchers and manufacturers thoroughly characterizing these sample types.

At Malvern Panalytical, my colleagues and I have had the opportunity to analyze a range of PLA and PLGA samples in recent years.  As a result, the collection of Application Notes and other documents below highlight how the OMNISEC system can offer insight regarding the molecular properties of your samples.

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OMNISEC analysis of PLA & PLGA

Other analysis techniques for PLA & PLGA

So, if you need detailed molecular information on your PLA or PLGA samples, you’ve come to the right place! Contact Malvern Panalytical or myself individually (kyle.williams@malvernpanalytical.com) to learn more about OMNISEC and what it can do for you and your samples.

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