Chemical & Petrochemical

Polymer production is an important process as polymer is one of the base material used in the manufacture of everyday products such as plastics, electronics, etc.  From the upstream of the olefin gases to the downstream of petrochemical, tight control of process is important to meet the product quality specifications. The integration of online monitoring will help provide a non-destructive and real-time monitoring with rapid data acquisition to achieve this tight control of process.

Similarly, the same technologies can also be applied to the downstream specialty chemical process such as the Oleochemical, Biomass production, etc.

Featured Applications

Polymer Identification

Polymer Identification

The quality of plastics is largely influenced by the quality of the polymer used during the manufacturing process. Therefore, the identification of the polymer material composition during production is key to product testing and a crucial part of the Quality Assurance procedure. 

Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for analyzing polymers during the production. Our Raman Process Spectrometer allows real-time identification and validation of polymers material such as HDPE, Polypropylene and Nylon 6.6 during the manufacturing process. In addition, our spectrometer system also supports the identification of unknown materials and even the prediction of polymer performance.

Optimizing Polymerization

Polymerization

Monitoring the reaction from the polymerization process is important as it has an impact on the physical properties and applications.  

Controlling this polymer chain in a targeted synthesis with the optimum concentration of inhibitors can help get the monomers to polymerize properly in the entire propagation process.

The use of our online UV/Vis/NIR spectrometer can help monitor both the concentration and spectral profile of the polymer and inhibitor alike.

Oleochemical

Oleochemical Plant

The color of the fatty alcohols is a major quality criteria in oleochemicals. For analysis, samples were taken from the process stream and measured in the lab. The color is determined as Lovibond number.

To reduce the time consuming and cost intensive procedure of lab sampling, this colorimetric data evaluation of the fatty alcohols can be measured and analyzed by our inline UV-Vis spectrometer system to show spectra of different Lovibond numbers.

Bioethanol Fermentation

Bioethanol Fermentation

The QA/QC for Bioethanol production is important to ensure the quality of the final product. Ethanol fermentation can be analyzed by our UV/Vis/NIR spectrometer. 

With chemometric software to develops calibration model for process control, our online technologies can easily determine the multi constituent of the feedstock material and processed broths, such as moisture, protein, starch, glucose, and ethanol with real-time monitoring and high sensitivity with rapid data acquisition.