The Importance of Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) in Commercially Available Plastics Analysis

Engineering plastics have gained heightened industrial attention in recent decades because of the significant advantages that they provide in areas like aerospace, automotive manufacturing, electronic packaging, and other areas.[1] 

The Importance of Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) in Commercially Available Plastics Analysis

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This is because they have relatively simple and cheap fabrication needs, lowered weight, and equaling or enhanced material strength and chemical stability, engineering plastics have slowly substituted wood, ceramic, and metals in the manufacture of engineering materials and continue to find new applications.

Illustrations of engineering plastics include polycarbonates employed in the manufacture of automotive bumpers, headlamp lenses, and phone cases because of their resistance to high impact. Nylon is generally employed in the manufacture of fiber and in the electronic industries. Polysulfone is employed in the fabrication of fuel cells, and it may be strengthened with glass fibers to generate high tensile materials and more.

The objective of this research was to reveal the significance of GPC in the evaluation of commercially accessible plastics that are employed in modern engineering materials. Here, five kinds of plastics, specifically nylon 6, nylon 12, polycarbonate, polyacetal, and polysulfone, were examined by standardized Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), an analytical service provided at Jordi Labs.

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References

[1] https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/engineering-plastic

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