Visible/near-infrared (Vis/NIR) spectroscopy is a highly effective method for qualitative and quantitative analysis of plastics and resins including:.
ASD offers a line of portable, benchtop, and at-line Vis/NIR systems that provide an ideal measurement solution for determining the identitying raw material properties prior to introduction into a manufacturing process, as well as analysis of in-process material characteristics and finished product. With real-time, in situ measurements, analyses traditionally performed in a laboratory setting can now be conducted where and when needed. ASD Vis/NIR technology provides:
- Data where and when it’s needed with in situ real-time measurements
- Non-destructive analysis
- No chemicals or sample preparation
- Ability to perform rapid 100% inspection
ASD's Vis/NIR instruments are perfectly suited for measuring the thickness of individual layers in co-extruded multi-layer plastics and films, discriminating between compositionally different, but visually similar, plastic bags, bottles, vials, caps and more. The ability to quantify plasticizers, or a combination of plasticizers, during production empowers the manufacturer to be proactive in ensuring more efficient production performance and economical processing.
With the portability of ASD's LabSpec series of high performance spectrometers, NIR spectroscopy provides an extremely reliable and cost-effective vehicle for on-the-spot incoming raw material inspection, and the LabSpec 4 Bench benchtop analyzer offers the same high-performance and reliability in a transportable benchtop model well suited for analysis in the lab or on the production floor. ASD's easy to use interface and software allow lower-skilled users to effecitively take measurements, lowering labor costs.
ASD Vis/NIR measurement solutions help you realize tighter, more efficient process control, better quality end product, and bigger profit margins!
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