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TESTING EQUIPMENT (July 01, 2008)

Lloyd Instruments, a unit of Ametek Measurement & Calibration Technologies, has launched the Davenport PETPlus intrinsic viscosity measurement instrument, a compact stand-alone unit designed to de...

July 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



Lloyd Instruments, a unit of Ametek Measurement & Calibration Technologies, has launched the Davenport PETPlus intrinsic viscosity measurement instrument, a compact stand-alone unit designed to determine the intrinsic viscosity (IV) of moisture-sensitive PET polymers, avoiding both the costs and the environmental hazard of handling and disposal of toxic solvents.

The PETPlus also measures the degradation factor and provides the mean and standard deviation for each batch.

The PETPlus can test polymers at virtually all stages of the production process to provide greater overall control. Tests can be completed in as little as 20 minutes on incoming resin, powder, dry granules, molten polymer, pre-forms, bottles, films and even re-ground material to eliminate scrap.

The microprocessor controlled standalone system provides high accuracy measurements, temperature control to + 0.1C and storage of up to 600 test results. A backlit LCD displays instructions for the test in a variety of languages as well as the results. An RS-232 interface allows connection to a computer for downloading of results or for fully automated software control using NEXYGENPlus PET.

Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments (Albany, N. Y.);

www.ametektcia.com; 518-689-0222


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