One of the most popular and useful techniques for polyolefin (Polyethylene – PE, Polypropylene – PP) characterization is Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), also called Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC). Traditionally, GPC/SEC it has been considered quite an involved technique plagued with many practical difficulties, since it must be carried out at high temperature and handling chlorinated solvents.
In recent years instrumentation specifically designed for safe and reliable operation under those hard conditions has become available and, for the first time, full automation of all the analytical workflow, from sample preparation to data evaluation is possible.
In this webinar, we will describe the engineering advances implemented in most modern high-temperature GPC/SEC instruments, showing how updated technology can help improve laboratory productivity, raise safety standards, and minimize potential downtime.
We will demonstrate the great value of infrared detection as concentration detector for characterizing polyolefins, and its synergy as simultaneous detection of chemical composition. We will discuss real-life examples of several GPC/SEC methods with different detection schemes, from routine to more challenging samples.
This webinar will be very valuable for those scientists who are considering the acquisition of new GPC/SEC equipment for polyolefin application and want to learn more about the recent advances in instrumentation engineering as well as most appropriate detection technologies.