Additives and fillers are routinely added to plastics during manufacture to enhance or suppress specific properties. Accurate elemental analysis ensures tight control of these expensive chemicals during polymer production.
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is an established analytical method for quantifying the concentrations of additives and fillers. Being a nondestructive technique, XRF delivers important advantages compared to other methods. Sample preparation is straightforward, with no dissolution required. Measurement results are accurate and reproducible. Time-consuming and costly re-standardizations are unnecessary while the results remain consistent over long periods, saving time and money. Automated analysis reduces measurement times to a matter of minutes and efficient sample preparation methods support high throughput. User-friendly software allows routine analysis to be carried out by factory operators.
Expertise program for XRF analysis of additives and fillers in polymers and plastics
This Expertise program delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance for elemental analysis in polyolefins (all kinds of PP and PE, including iPP, HDPE, LDPE, mPE, ULMWPE etc.). It can be applied to Zetium, Axios, MagiX or Epsilon range systems.
The following elements and concentration ranges are covered:
|F||0 - 270|
|Na||0 - 190|
|Mg||0 - 560|
|Al||0 - 400|
|Si||0 - 800|
|P||0 - 90|
|S||0 - 100|
|Ca||0 - 200|
|Ti||0 - 110|
|Zn||0 - 200|
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* SPC is already included with Zetium systems