Determining Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics

Determining Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics

Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics

Olefin is a simple form of polymer which produces polyolefin class of plastic materials such as Polyethylene or PET material and polypropylene. As you may know that polyethylene is a common plastic material used in Bottle and packaging material manufacturing.

Determination of carbon black content is done on the basis of gravimetric after the process of pyrolysis of the specimen under nitrogen condition using carbon black content apparatus. This test process is not suitable for compositions that includes non-volatile pigments or fillers other than carbon black content.

The test equipment is an ideal setup for performing the carbon black content test in Olefin Plastics. The test is only works on specimen where the carbon content is present in its free state. As per test standards, the carbon black content of plastic material is evaluated by calculating the weight difference of the remaining test specimen prior and post treating the specimen in the test equipment.  Complies with ASTM D1603-14, IS 4984 and IS 2530 standards.

The test equipment is equipped with a nitrogen flow meter and an entire set of glass parts. Other than this, two flasks are there in order to clutch the solid form of ice. It is supplied with the combustion boat and the tubes are manufacture utilizing Quart glass material. The properties delivered by quartz glass has resistance towards increasing temperature comparatively to other materials.