Polymer Blending

case study polymer blending

This polymer product was manufactured by blending two viscous, sticky liquids in a semi-continuous process. Ensuring that the mixture contained the correct ratio of the two components was a critical quality parameter which the manufacturer needed to monitor and control in real time. Our solution used a non-invasive NIR sampling accessory to make the measurement, which overcame problems of product build-up on a probe and cleaning during product changeovers. The NIR measured the blend to a high level of accuracy and generates an output of the blend ratio  be used to control the ratio of the components in the blend.