Polymers and Chemicals

 

Polymerization, plastics recycling or latex atomization are complex processes involving reaction mechanims often difficult to control. Most resins and specialty polymers are made using batch polymerization with unique recipes which requires constant adaptation of manufacturing parameters.

 

  COMMON CONTRAINTS ENCOUNTERED IN POLYMERIZATION CONTROL

- Production capacity limited by batch duration
- Evolution of reaction controlled by laboratory measurements which are costly and time consuming
- Unknown evolution between laboratory controls which affect final product quality and end-point detection
- Lack of control that can lead to hardening of polymer with loss of production and great material damage

Viscosity is directly correlated to molecular weight (molar mass). 

  THE INSTALLATION OF A SOFRASER PROCESS VISCOMETER ALLOWS:

- Optimization of cyle time to increase production
- Better end-point dectection
- Easier monitoring 
- Prevention of mass solidification

- Reduction of costly and time consuming laboratory sampling
- A single sensor able to provide high level of sensitivity over a very large measurement range

 Other polymer applications: EXTRUSION PROCESSES,  RECYCLING, SPINNING, CONCENTRATION, DILUTION or ATOMIZATION.
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Discover our Best Seller Solution for polymerization processes:

Sofraser - MIVI 9601 Sofraser MIVI-9200
MIVI sensor and 9602 processor
For applications in hazardous environment  
MIVI sensor and 9200 transmitter
For applications in safe area


Over
1000 MIVI viscometers used in polymer processes

Most common applications in polymerization control:

Epoxy resins - Phenolic resin - Phenol formaldehyde -  Urea resins - PMMA - Polyamide - Polycarbonate - Polyester - Polyimide - Polyurethane - Silicone - EPDM - Polybutadiene - Polyisobutylene - Synthetic rubber 

Most common applications in chemicals industries:

Colloidal silica - Waxes - Surfactant - Inline control polymerization (MDI, TDI) - Emulsions - Base resin for paints manufacturing - Chloromethane - Dimetyl acetate - Ethanol - Hydrochloric acid - Melamine - Methyl methacrylate - Plaster - Mercury - Acids for batteries etc... 

 


 Any questions or specific needs regarding our viscosity measurement solutions?
Let the Sofraser Team help you to find the best match for your process.

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Expertise and innovation in viscosity measurement and control


"Sofraser sensors deliver instantaneous measurement and efficient analysis such as dynamic viscosity, kinematic viscosity, concentration, phase detection, density etc.

Whatever the industry, our experienced team understands and develops solutions for numerous applications."

Dr Philippe BURG
Sales & Applications Manager