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Polymer Molecular Weight Evaluation: Key to Material Choice, Methodologies, and Failure

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Apr 20, 2021

Did you know that 25% of Plastic Fail issues are related to Molecular Weight Evaluation? Mw is key to understand the entire Polymer Lifecycle i.e. Material Selection, Polymer Development, Addressing Failure, etc.


Jeffery A. Janson, Our Expert has a proven experience of 30 years in the field. He has active insight in solving issues and creating opportunities related to Polymeric Material. In this course, he will help the participants with:

  • Understanding the criticality of Molecular Weight(Mw) on the Molding Process and Performance.
  • Choose the right measurement methods(GPC, SEC...) to help determine Mw.
  • Getting insight on how Mw evaluation is a crucial investigating factor in polymeric material failure.

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Jeffrey A. Jansen Presented By:
Jeffrey A. Jansen

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Instead of thinking and analyzing Mw, people often end up hiring expensive consultants. Much of the industry relies on melt flow indications listed on TDS for material selection. But, Mw can vary during polymerization of the material itself (variation in Mw distribution), and after molding (degradation). This can lead to immediate or later failure. Mw evaluation is critical for material stability and should be the starting point of each analysis. Join this course and:


  1. Go beyond technical data sheets and analyze Mw for better material selection.

  2. Understand the criticality of Mw on the molding process and performance of the plastics parts over time.

  3. Enhance your plastics part-design by understanding where MW can be altered during life cycle of the polymer.

  4. Learn techniques & principles to test Mw by choosing the right measurement method (GPC, IV, MFR…)

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Who should view this course?

R&D formulators, Material scientists & Quality control professionals who have already faced failure issues or those who are looking to secure their production/avoid failure.

Course Outline

  1. Polymerization for Plastics
  2. a. Plastic Properties
    b. Types of Polymerization

  3. Molecular Weight and Its relationship with Plastics
  4. a. Result of increase in Molecular Weight
    b. Effects of Mw on different polymers and their properties

  5. Molecular Weight Distribution
  6. a. Criticality of Mw on the Molding Process.
    b. Impact and Performance of Plastic Parts.
     
  7. Molecular Degradation
  8. a. Different types of Molecular Degradation
    b. Understanding degradation at different levels
    c. Effects of Molecular Degradation on Polymers

  9. Molecular Weight Measurement - Techniques and their Principal
    a. Knowing different Mw measurement methods i.e. GPC, IV, and MFR
    b. Understanding the application of each method
    c. Advantages and disadvantages upon application

  10. Complementary Methods for Assessing Molecular Degradation
    a. Overview of other methods for assessing molecular degradation
    b. Methodologies discussed: Visual, SEM, Cross-Section, FTIR, and DSC.

  11. Case Studies(for failure Analysis)

  12. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live/ask questions directly from the expert!

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