Understanding the properties of plastics and polymers is a critical step in optimizing their performance. Raman spectroscopy is widely used in the characterization of polymers and plastics and helps in determining their composition, which can include copolymers and blends, additives, antioxidants, and crystallinity.

Tornado’s Raman systems provide you with the speed and sensitivity to investigate all polymer types.

The non-destructive nature of Raman measurements along with the molecular specificity of the spectra make it an optimal technique to monitor manufacturing processes in real time.


Applications & Advantages of Raman Analysis:

  • Polymerization reactions
    • Kinetics
    • Process optimization
    • Side products
    • Additives
    • Degradation
    • Residual monomer
    • End point determination
    • Recognize excursions quickly
  • Polymer Curing
    • Assure adequate curing has occurred
    • Ensure product performance
    • Online or at-line or lab
    • Non contact measurements
    • Fast curing processes
  • Extrusion
    • Monitor melt in-line
    • Melt constitution
    • Additives
    • Recycling
    • Degradation
    • Recognize excursions quickly

Contact a Tornado expert to discuss your application: sales@tornado-spectral.com