PET Intrinsic Viscosity

PET a polymer, which is familiar to most of us. It is used world wide for drinks bottles. Under the name of polyester, it is also widely used in the textile industry. Most of the PET resin manufacturing plants in the world test the IV of their output product in compliance with ASTM D4603. The procedure of this test involves dissolving the polymer in highly hazardous chemicals. The automated viscometer from PSL Rheotek, the RPV-1, helps to minimise the operator exposure to the hazardous chemicals.