Press Release Summary:
Infracal Filtometer Model CH-2 makes direct thickness measurements of nylon layer in plastic films. Sample of film is put into standard card holder and placed into analyzer. Complete analysis takes less than 1 min, eliminates use of hazardous solvents, and resulting measurement data correlates directly to gravimetric values. Analyzer has filter/detector for wavelength unique to nylon, allowing nylon to be measured without removing plastic layer.
Original Press Release:
Portable Infrared Analyzer Provides Safe, Easy and Accurate Method For Measuring Nylon Layer in Plastic Films in Under One Minute
February 27, 2002 - Wilks Enterprise, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of a portable infrared analyzer - the Infracal Filtometer, Model CH-2, for direct thickness measurements of the nylon layer in plastic films as low as 0.01 mil. The complete analysis takes less than one minute, eliminates the use of potentially hazardous solvents, and the resulting measurement data correlates directly to gravimetric values.
The Infracal Filtometer is a fixed filter infrared analyzer with a 3333 cm(-1) filter/detector. This wavelength is unique to nylon which enables the nylon to be measured without removing the plastic layer. A sample of the film is put into a standard card holder and placed into the analyzer. With the infrared source on one side and the filter/detector on the other side, the infrared absorbance is measured by transmission. These absorbance values will correlate directly to the gravimetric values which is a widely used method for this measurement. The complete analysis takes under a minute and eliminates the use of potentially hazardous solvents.
The Infracal Filtometer is rugged, compact (6.5" x 6.5" x 5"), weighs less than 5 lbs, and requires just 12 volts of d.c. power - making it ideal for use in the manufacturing area or in the QC laboratory. It's user friendly operation is easy for production personnel to use with minimal training.