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Polymers

Polymer, Particle size, Zeta Potential, Rheology

Particle Analysis in the Polymers

Polymers come in many forms the most commonly thought of being synthetics such as nylon, polystyrene and naturally occurring starch and cellulose Polymers.

Polymers have many properties we can measure: molecular weight, primary size ranges, concentration and rheological behaviour.

We also quantify finished polymer products such as power-coating materials – What’s there size range? how do they behave during production, under packing, and end user applications? Do they create a statics charge?

Here is a selection of particle analysis instruments which can help analyse polymers

Particle Size, Meritics Ltd, Beckman Coulter, LS 13320, LS13320 Beckman Coulter – LS 13 320 XR
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis

  • Technology:
    Low angle forward light scattering with optional PIDS (Polarisation Intensity Differential Scattering) technology. Analysis of vertical and horizontal polarised lifght at six different angles using three additional wavelengths. Full implementation of both Fraunhofer and Mie Theories.
  • Particle Size Range:
    10nm – 3,000μm
    Dry Powder Module:400nm-3,500nm
    Universal Liquids Module: 10nm-2000μm
  • Power Consumption:
    ≤ 6 amps @ 90 – 125VAC
    ≤3 amps @ 220 – 240 VAC
  • Dimensions:
    10 in depth (25.4 cm)
    37 in width (93.98 cm)
    19.5 in height (49.53 cm)
  • Weight:
    52 lbs (23.5 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    15 – 19 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    10 – 40°C
  • Sample Modules:
    Tornado Dry Powder System (DPS)
    Universal Liquid Module (ULM)
  • Operating System:
    Windows 10

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Lamy Rheology, RM200 Lamy Rheology – RM 200 Touch CP4000
  • Cone-Plate Rheometer with automated gap
  • Technology:
  • Rotating rheometer with imposed speeds







  • Viscosity Range:
    1-15,000,000mPa.s


  • Power Requirements:
    90 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz

  • Dimensions:
    12 in depth (30 cm)
    19 in width (49 cm)
    25 in height (63 cm)
  • Weight:
    48.5 lbs (22 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60+ sec
  • Temperature Range:
    5 – 300°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    N/A

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Powder Flow, Mercury Scientific, Revolution Mercury Scientific – Revolution
  • Powder Analyser: powder flow, granulation & caking and fluidisation
  • Technology:
    A digital camera with the assistance of cold cathode backlight illumination takes images of the powder whilst it rotates in the drum




  • Sample Size:
    75cc or 125cc


  • Power Requirements:
    80 – 230 Volts, 3 amps

  • Dimensions:
    24 in depth (61 cm)
    9 in width (23 cm)
    9 in height (23 cm)
  • Weight:
    28 lbs (12.7 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    60 – 120 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    Up to 250°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows XP, Vista,7

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Particle Size, Zeta Potential, Beckman Coulter, DelsaMax Pro Beckman Coulter – DelsaMax Pro
  • Zeta Potential and Particle Size Analyser

  • Technology:
    Independent measurement systems allow parallel assessment of size and zeta potential in as little as 1 second





  • Particle Size Range:
    0.4 to 10000 nm


  • Power Requirements:
    100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 50 W (65 W max)

  • Dimensions:
    23.6 in depth (60 cm)
    14.2 in width (36 cm)
    8.3 in height (21 cm)
  • Weight:
    41.9 lbs (19 kg)
  • Typical Analysis Time:
    1 sec
  • Temperature Range:
    4 – 70°C
  • Sample Modules:
    N/A

  • Operating System:
    Windows 7

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