Quality control of polymers and plastic products

Depending on their use and industry of application, plastic materials and products must comply with the relevant industry specifications and requirements. Quality control procedures are applied to assess compliance based on a series of laboratory tests and analyses.

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Viscosity of polymers in solution

The measurement of the viscosity of polymer solutions in organic solvents gives us a value that is directly related to the molecular mass of the polymer. In other words, the higher the viscosity, the higher the molecular weight, although the correlation is not direct.

Analysis of PET bottles intended for beer packaging

Since the implementation of the injection-blowing processes, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are present in a wide variety of packages in different sectors, such as the […]

Plastic materials and durability: weathering testing

Weathering testing and ageing testing help us to predict how our plastic products are going to withstand over time. 

Testing conditions for overall and specific migration test for packaging

Overall migration testing The Regulation nº 10/2011 establishes nine possible testing conditions which cover all applications regarding overall migration. In the most common use, in […]

Permeability and plastic packaging

When we say that a material or packaging has a particular gas permeability, for instance oxygen, it gives us an idea of the amount of […]

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Food contact testing: Legislation on Food-Contact Materials

From 1st January 2016, all the plastic articles in contact with food that require migration tests must be tested with the simulants and the exposure conditions indicated in the Regulation 10/2011 and so issue the declaration of conformity

Testing conditions for overall and specific migration test for packaging

Overall migration testing The Regulation nº 10/2011 establishes nine possible testing conditions which cover all applications regarding overall migration. In the most common use, in […]

Tests for packs type tub or tray pelable

There is not specific product legislation in which parameters to be checked or the requirements to be complied with for packs type tub or tray […]

AIMPLAS opens a new research centre for new materials and plastic nanotechnology

AIMPLAS opened its new installations in the Technology Park Paterna (Valencia – Spain). The centre is destined for the research of nanomaterials, materials from renewable […]