Chemical

The particles in a material's composition affect the performance of all manufactured goods. The particle size and characterization of raw materials in coatings, polymers, metals, ceramics and others determine the safety, quality, and properties of a material such as durability, machinability and sustainability.

For example, plastics can be evaluated for thermal properties such as melting point, glass transition temperature, and decomposition temperature. Understanding when a plastic will melt can aid in the design of a production process or predict failure of a critical part. Determining the particle size of feed material in extrusion equipment ensures a uniform melt during the extrusion process.

Many chemicals are ground or milled. Determining the particle size before and after milling allows for production and knowledge of milling efficiency, thus saving time and energy. Obtaining the desired particle size prevents batch rejection and subsequent reprocessing.

Cement’s structural stability, material handling, and reaction rate are all dictated by the particle size of the various components in its composition. Structural engineers and cement manufacturers use particle size and surface area results to design improved cement mixtures, predict performance and set specifications for products to ensure public safety.

Since chemicals are found in all manufactured goods, the examples of particle sizing and characterization for the chemical industry are endless. Particle Technology Labs provides results that can ensure the quality of a product, or help troubleshoot defects or problems in manufacturing.

Examples of  chemical industry materials we have analyzed include: 

Adhesives

Alloys

Carbon

Ceramics

Coatings

Glass

Oils and Lubricants

Oxides

Paints

Plastics

Polymers

 

This is only a small representation of the particle materials we have analyzed  for the chemical material's industry.

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