PP and PE including ultra high Molecular Weight

The PSL Rheotek RPV-1 HT is suitable for determining the dilute solution viscosity of Ethylene Polymers, including low, medium and high density polyethylenes as well as a wide range of polypropylenes at 135 deg. C. In particular, the RPV-1 HT is suitable for ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) molding and extrusion materials (virgin resins).

Viscosity results include relative viscosity, reduced viscosity (viscosity number) and intrinsic viscosity in accordance with ISO 1628 Part 3, ASTM D1601 and ASTM D4020. Test methods require a range of concentrations between 0.5 to 0.02% as a function of reduced viscosity. UHMW-PE requires a concentration of 0.02%.

The disolving solvent used is Decahydronaphthalene . UHMW-PE samples will need to be stirred in the solvent at 150 deg. C in a vacuum drying oven (not included in the scope of supply) for one hour. The solution is then transferred to the viscometer (type ISO1628 AKV) and allowed to stabilise at 135 deg. C.

Low and medium density PE samples can be heated and stirred at 135 deg. C using the SD-1BM reaction block.

 

The ISO 1628 Part 3 method requires that three consecutive flow times are obtained within 0.2s. Relative Viscosiity and Reduced Viscosity is calculated and reported.

 

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  • Two positions PP/PE viscometer

    RPV-1 for testing at 135°C

    RPV-1 (2) HT Request Quotation

    The PSL Rheotek RPV-1 (2) HT – two position PP/PE viscometer is specially adapted for measuring polyethylenes (PE) and polypropylenes (PP) at 135 °C. Suitable for low, medium and high density samples.
    The RPV-1 HT is designed to be integrated with the (hyperlink) SP-1 or SP-1/HD Sample Preparation system for polymers.
    Other options include SD-1 Polymer reaction block and RSS Smart Sampler.

    Test Methods PP/PE:
    ASTM D1601
    ASTM D4020
    ISO 1628 Part 3

    Part No. RPV-1 (2) HT

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    Please e-mail to sales@psl-rheotek.com for a quotation.
  • Two positions PP/PE viscometer with sampler

    RPV-1 (2) for testing at 135°C with Auto Sampler

    RPV-1 (2) HT RSS Request Quotation

    The PSL Rheotek RPV-1 (2) RSS HT – two position PP/PE viscometer with sampler is specially adapted for measuring low and medium density polyethylenes (PE) and polypropylenes (PP) at 135 °C.
    The RPV-1 HT is designed to be integrated with the (hyperlink) SP-1 Sample Preparation system for polymers.
    Other options include SD-1 Polymer reaction block.

    Test Methods PP/PE:
    ASTM D1601
    ASTM D4020
    ISO 1628 Part 3

    Part No. RPV-1 (2) RSS HT

    Learn More
    Please e-mail to sales@psl-rheotek.com for a quotation.

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