Tag Archives: HT-GPC

Published 26 Mar 2017

Polyolefin – We explain Polyolefins for you

What are Polyolefin Polymers? Polyolefins are macromolecules formed by the polymerization of olefin monomer units. The IUPAC nomenclature term for polyolefins is poly(alkene). The most common polyolefins are polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). These polymers are prevalent in a wide…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Sep 2013

The Chromatogram Series: Polypropylene

Here is an example chromatogram of polypropylene (or sometimes abbreviated as PP), a member of the polyolefins. The run conditions and some results are detailed in the table below. This sample of moderate molecular weight polypropylene is analysed on the…READ MORE >

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Published 3 Jul 2012

Birthday thoughts

Hi, Malcolm here. With another birthday just gone I thought it would be fun to find out if I share my important day with any famous people. I was amused to find that, aside from children’s author Beatrix Potter and…READ MORE >

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Published 27 Feb 2012

Advanced HT-GPC detection at International Polyolefins Conference

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…READ MORE >

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Published 23 Feb 2012

The pros and cons of polymer solubility

Wheras a low solubility is an advantage for most applications of polymers,  it can be a problem when you want to analyze them. Used for products ranging from cling film, drinking straws, carrier bags and food packaging, to crates, boxes, and bottles, we routinely…READ MORE >

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