New Non-Destructive Tool for Rapid Identification of Polymers

B&W Tek, an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser systems is pleased to announce its newest strategic partnership with Gnosys Global, Ltd., a multidisciplinary science and technology company.

B&W Tek and Gnosys announce PolymerIQTM, a revolutionary solution for accurate, real-time, non-destructive identification and quantification of polymers. By combining B&W Tek's award winning high resolution portable Raman spectrometer system, the i-Raman, with Gnosys' expert chemometric software, PolymerIQ, users can now perform multivariate statistical analysis to relate all available spectral information to the chemistry, properties, and metrics of interest with the click of a button.

The PolymerIQ from B&W Tek and Gnosys Global.

Working together with major additive producers, Gnosys has developed PolymerIQ to deliver fast and accurate measurement of polymers and additives. This rapid analysis approach reduces the need for more laborious analytical methods and enables a more intelligent approach for the re-use of material test data. When utilized with the i-Raman, PolymerIQ's real-time, non-destructive polymer analysis is ideal for introducing greater speed and cost efficiency into the routine inspection of masterbatches and compounds during production.

"As B&W Tek continues to strengthen its position as a total solutions provider with platforms such as BWIQTM and GemIDTM, we are excited to add PolymerIQ to our family of chemometric software packages," says Dr. Mike Kayat, VP of Sales and Marketing at B&W Tek. "We believe that Polymer IQ is a truly unique solution for the polymer industry and we are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Gnosys."

B&W Tek will retain exclusive global distribution rights to PolymerIQ software when used in conjunction with Raman spectroscopy, and promote Gnosys's consulting capabilities for the development of custom chemometric methods and libraries.
"We chose the i-Raman from B&W Tek, due to its unique combination of high performance and field portability," says Dr. Henryk Herman, Director of Gnosys UK "and now we are excited to enter into this partnership which will allow our ground breaking software to be deployed worldwide."

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