Improving Polymer Analysis by Deploying Benchtop Spectrometers for Improved Process Control

Metrohm

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Traditional polymer analysis techniques, such as titration, melting point, or viscometry, are time-consuming and often provide inadequate data, leaving process engineers and production managers with an incomplete picture of the chemical process. This problem then flows directly to the bottom line where the lack of information leads to a less efficient process and product quality issues. Live: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at 1pm EDT | 12pm CDT | 10am PDT On demand available after airing until Sept. 16, 2021

Register free: https://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/benchtop

Event Overview:

Traditional polymer analysis techniques, such as titration, melting point, or viscometry, are time-consuming and often provide inadequate data, leaving process engineers and production managers with an incomplete picture of the chemical process. This problem then flows directly to the bottom line where the lack of information leads to a less efficient process and product quality issues.

In this educational webcast, Tim Bauer, a Sr. R&D Engineer for Process Development at AdvanSix, will explore how he implemented near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to significantly improve nylon production. Increasing the data fidelity within each process train led to a 25% reduction in waste, improved forecasting for both material demand and production quantity, and a higher quality product. Dr. Adam Hopkins, the Spectroscopy Product Manager at Metrohm, will discuss how NIR spectrometers can be deployed both in the QC lab and the process stream to increase safety and efficiency.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how NIR spectroscopy provides more representative, reproducible data compared to traditional laboratory techniques
  • Learn how to replace time-consuming analytical techniques to decrease analysis time and solvent consumption
  • Gain valuable insights into production processes, enabling better forecasting of process results and product quality

Speakers: 

Tim Bauer, Sr. R&D Engineer, AdvanSix

Adam J. Hopkins, Ph.D.; Product Manager Spectroscopy, Metrohm USA

Time and date: Wednesday, Sept.16, 2020 at 1pm EDT | 12pm CDT | 10am PDT

On demand available after airing until Sept. 16, 2021

Sponsor: Metrohm

Register free:  https://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/benchtop