As increasingly more traditional materials get replaced by polymers and new materials and the need to fulfil demands enforced by sustainability, understanding and predicting your polymer properties demands much of your analytical capabilities. Moreover, as your customers demand global product consistency and compliance to environmental regulations, trusted, compliant and reproducible results are needed. 

Malvern Panalytical have a complementary range of solutions to help meet these demands and to provide greater insight in polymer structure, properties, performance and processing relationships. These include solutions for

  • Phase identification and assessment of crystal structure in crystalline and semi-crystalline polymers 
  • Elemental composition and impurities determination, including catalyst and catalyst residues
  • Determining molecular weight and molecular structure of macromolecules
  • Assessing flow properties, viscoelastic characteristics and material transitions such as melting and curing in polymers and plastics
  • Assessment of material properties for processes such as extrusion, injection molding, fiber spinning, blow molding and thermoforming
  • Measuring the size and shape of fillers and additives such as carbon fibers, pigments and extenders

Our products fulfill many of the characterization demands of this industry sector. The RoHS Calibrations Standards are an excellent example of our commitment to both environmental regulations, product consistency and plastics recycling. Our instruments also enable improvements of the structural characteristics of Elastomers and Fibers to give the desired mechanical properties and to optimize manufacturing processes such as fiber spinning and extrusion.

Global consistent analysis is also essential to ensure global consistent production of commodity plastics such as Polyolefins. Our consultancy, expertise and global service support help ensure manufacturing consistency and product quality to meet profit goals in this highly competitive market ADPOL Calibration Standards are an example of our product consistency enhancing solutions.

With growing demands for Specialty and Novel Polymers with advanced functionality and specific properties the need to understand the molecular structure-properties relationship is crucial, therefore our analytical tools can be used for polymers not yet invented.

Mastersizer 3000

Mastersizer 3000

Delivering the data you need for outcomes you can trust

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Measurement Particle size
Particle size range 0.01µm - 3500µm
Technology Laser Diffraction
Dispersion type Wet, Dry

OMNISEC

OMNISEC

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

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Measurement Molecular structure, Molecular size, Molecular weight
Molecular weight range 200Da - 10MDa
Minimum sample mass (polystyrene) 100ng
Minimum sample mass (BSA) 100ng
Technology Gel Permeation Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering

Empyrean

Empyrean

The intelligent diffractometer

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Measurement Crystal structure determination, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Contaminant detection and analysis, Residual stress, Epitaxy analysis, Interface roughness, Texture analysis, 3D structure / imaging, Reciprocal space analysis
Goniometer configuration Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ
Particle size range 1 - 100 nm
Technology X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

Zetium

Zetium

Elemental excellence

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Measurement Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range Be-U
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 35eV
LLD 0.1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 240per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF)

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

Designed for measurement of process materials transported on conveyance systems

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Measurement Molecular structure, Moisture content
Wavelength 350nm - 2500nm
Spectral resolution 3 nm @ 700 nm, 10 nm @ 1400/2100 nm
Technology Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

Portable full-range handheld spectrometer that is fast, accurate, and easy to use

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Measurement Molecular structure, Moisture content
Wavelength 350nm - 2500nm
Spectral resolution 3 nm @ 700 nm, 9.8 nm @ 1400 nm, 8.1 nm @ 2100 nm
Technology Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

ASD LabSpec 4 Hi-Res Analytical Instrument

ASD LabSpec 4 Hi-Res Analytical Instrument

Superior spectral resolution for sharp feature recognition

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Measurement Molecular structure, Moisture content
Wavelength 350nm - 2500nm
Spectral resolution 3 nm @ 700 nm, 6 nm @ 1400/2100 nm
Technology Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

Mastersizer 3000

Mastersizer 3000

Delivering the data you need for outcomes you can trust

OMNISEC

OMNISEC

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

Empyrean

Empyrean

The intelligent diffractometer

Zetium

Zetium

Elemental excellence

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec 7000 Process Spectrometer

Designed for measurement of process materials transported on conveyance systems

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

ASD QualitySpec Trek Portable Spectrometer

Portable full-range handheld spectrometer that is fast, accurate, and easy to use

ASD LabSpec 4 Hi-Res Analytical Instrument

ASD LabSpec 4 Hi-Res Analytical Instrument

Superior spectral resolution for sharp feature recognition

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Measurement Particle size Molecular structure, Molecular size, Molecular weight Crystal structure determination, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Contaminant detection and analysis, Residual stress, Epitaxy analysis, Interface roughness, Texture analysis, 3D structure / imaging, Reciprocal space analysis Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification Molecular structure, Moisture content Molecular structure, Moisture content Molecular structure, Moisture content
Particle size range 0.01µm - 3500µm   1 - 100 nm        
Molecular weight range   200Da - 10MDa          
Minimum sample mass (polystyrene)   100ng          
Minimum sample mass (BSA)   100ng          
Goniometer configuration     Vertical goniometer, Θ-Θ        
Elemental range       Be-U      
Resolution (Mn-Ka)       35eV      
LLD       0.1 ppm - 100%      
Sample throughput       Up to - 240per 8h day      
Wavelength         350nm - 2500nm 350nm - 2500nm 350nm - 2500nm
Spectral resolution         3 nm @ 700 nm, 10 nm @ 1400/2100 nm 3 nm @ 700 nm, 9.8 nm @ 1400 nm, 8.1 nm @ 2100 nm 3 nm @ 700 nm, 6 nm @ 1400/2100 nm
Technology Laser Diffraction Gel Permeation Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering X-ray Diffraction (XRD) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)
Dispersion type Wet, Dry            

Mastersizer range

OMNISEC

Morphologi range

MicroCal range

Mastersizer range OMNISEC Morphologi range MicroCal range

World's most popular particle size analyzers

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

Automated imaging for advanced particle characterization

Microcalorimeters for characterization of biomolecular stability and interactions

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Technology
Laser Diffraction
Gel Permeation Chromatography
Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
Light Scattering
Static Light Scattering
Image analysis
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)
Zetium - Analysis of additives in polymers using ADPOL

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