Imaging Particle Analysis - Plastics Applications

PTFE (Teflon®) Particles as imaged by FlowCAM

Items made of plastic have become pervasive in our day-to-day existence. While we are all very familiar with the final products, much of the raw material used to manufacture plastics is actually delivered to the manufacturer as a powder, which is then melted to be formed using a mold. Manufacturers of raw plastic powders can supply particles which are very broad in range when it comes to manufacturing characteristics such as density, melt flow, rigidity, impact resistance, and colors. The size and shape of these powder particles greatly influences its manufacturing properties, making it an ideal subject for FlowCAM® analysis