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Rheology - Polymers Characterization

Rheology - Polymers Characterization

5 days
PCH/RHEO-E
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Professionals interested in polymers rheology and characterization.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a technical understanding of polymers behavior.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • link properties and conformation of the polymer,
  • have an overview of the main characterization methods to reach high quality product,
  • discuss operating parameters of polymer processing.
Course Content

POLYMER STRUCTURE - PROPERTIES RELATIONSHIP

1.5 days

  • Description of the different scales from the chemical structures (microscopic scales) to macroscopic properties.

SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES OF ANALYSIS FOR MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

0.25 day

  • Processing processes.
  • Morphology.
  • End-use properties.
  • The following techniques will be described: molecular weight distribution, melt index, intrinsic viscosity, gel permeation chromatography, rheology.

MAIN COMMERCIAL THERMOPLASTICS, RELATED PROPERTIES & APPLICATIONS

0.75 day

  • Technical and commercial specifications.
  • Quality test at plant (on-line, off-line, at-line measurements).
  • Certificate of analysis.
  • Product data sheets.
  • Customer claims management.

RHEOLOGY OF POLYMERS PROCESSING

2.5 days

  • Basic rheological aspects of polymers melt.
  • Influence of operating conditions (P, T…) on the rheology of polymer processing.
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Ways & Means
  • Movies to illustrate the different methods of characterization.