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Techniques & Tools Gas Chromatography, Polymers

Evolved Gas Analysis & Multi-Step Pyrolysis: Two Powerful Tools for Polymer Analysis

Abstract

This application note demonstrates EGA and Multi-Step Pyrolysis of two different vinyl polymers.

Introduction

The plastics and rubber industry play a significant role in bringing us to the modern age, which emphasizes the balance between life convenience and environmental sustainability. From the very beginning of this industry, four different categories of additives were incorporated into the products as stabilizers, plasticizers, lubricants and flame retardants. The function of these additives were to either enhance the physical performance of the finished products or to assist the manufacturing process.

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