Can a Recycled Compound be an alternative to Virgin Polymer Compound

This webinar aims to broaden and deepen viewers’ knowledge and understanding of whether recycled polymer compounds can be used as an alternative to virgin polymer compounds.

Who is the webinar aimed at?

The webinar is aimed at Research & Development companies and teams, Quality Assurance & Quality Control teams, Manufacturing and Processing Companies, and Polymer and Composite suppliers. 

What are the webinar requirements?

This webinar is open to anyone wishing to learn more about cutting edge developments in recycled compounds. 

How does it work?

This one-hour webinar will be broadcast via Zoom and delegate questions can be posed through the Q&A function. A video of the webinar will be recorded for all delegates including any material referenced. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday 19 October at 14:00 (BST) on the IOM3 Zoom channel. All registered delegates will receive a link and instructions of how to join the webinar in advance. You will need an internet connection to take part in the webinar.

What will I learn from attending this Webinar?

Webinar objectives: By the end of the webinar viewers should be able to:

  • Understand how to use DSC, TGA and DMA to characterize recycled polymer compound.
  • Learn “Identify”, a database search software in thermal analysis.
  • Explain results from “Identify” to evaluate the suitability of alternative recycled compound.

As virgin polymer compound is more expensive than a recycled compound, molders want to evaluate the suitability of alternative recycled compound. Thermal analysis techniques can help for this. In the webinar Thermo Gravimetric Analysis, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry with “Identify”, a database search software, use to characterize recycled polymer compounds, PA6-GF30, for pre-selection, which uses to manufacture injection-molded auto part.  Characteristic properties include filler content, plasticizer content, glass transition, melting, and mechanical properties. Every individual technique delivers a certain piece of information to distinguish material properties. When combining these thermal methods, a more complete picture of the polymer discovers.