Lacerta Technology, manufacturers of characterisation and identification instruments for plastics, has extended the capabilities of its identiPol testing equipment.
The company has increased the functionality of its identiPol QA2 tool, designed for the checking and identifying incoming plastic material into a production area, by adding the ability to quickly give an indication of the Melt Flow Index of thermoplastics.
This new capability has been named Melt Flow Indication (MFi), as MFI is not measured directly. However, Lacerta says for common PE and PP materials (with others to follow) the system can be set-up to offer a quick indication of the MFI.
The identiPol is specifically designed to work alongside the production line, to ensure that plastic raw material is of sufficient quality and consistency to previous batches, prior to processing.