Rheology - Polymers Characterization

PCH/RHEO-E

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a technical understanding of polymers behavior.
Audience :
  • Professionals interested in polymers rheology and characterization.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • POLYMER STRUCTURE - PROPERTIES RELATIONSHIP

      • Description of the different scales from the chemical structures (microscopic scales) to macroscopic properties.
  • SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES OF ANALYSIS FOR MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

      • 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

      • 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

      • Basic rheological aspects of polymers melt.
      • Influence of operating conditions (P, T…) on the rheology of polymer processing.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Videos to illustrate the different methods of characterization.