Waters and Dow Introduce New Polymer Analysis Technology

By Chemical Processing staff

Mar 19, 2013

Waters Corp. has developed a system that defines a new category of chromatographic polymer analysis, the company said March 18. The system was designed to yield improved molecular weight information about polymeric species. 

The system, called Acquity Advanced Polymer Chromatography (APC), was developed in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Co. APC includes a refractive index detector that has been optimized for low dispersion but with the low noise and drift performance required for accurate integration, even at low polymer concentrations.

The precise flow delivery of the isocratic solvent manager ensures that the calibrated system delivers accurate molecular weight data.  Additionally, the system features new column technology based on rigid, sub 3 µm, high pore volume bridged-ethyl hybrid particles that provide gains in stability and faster separations, according to the company.

For more information, visit www.waters.com.