Why choose Syrris for your polymerization chemistry needs?

Whether you’re working with traditional batch chemistry techniques, flow chemistry techniques, or looking to perform safety and scale-up studies of your polymerization chemistry, Syrris can help.

Syrris offers innovative, modular, reliable and easy to use batch reactor systems, calorimetry products, and advanced flow chemistry systems which enable precise control and automation of reaction parameters required in polymerization studies.

Polymerization using Syrris’ batch chemistry systems

Atlas HD batch reactor systems offer automation and excellent control over parameters such as temperatures, pressures, mixing, concentrations, as well as reaction times. This enables chemists to reduce the polydispersity and achieve batch to batch reproducible results.

Petroleum and Petrochemical provider PTT in Thailand invested in three Atlas 3 bar reactor systems to test their polymerization chemistry. Supabhorn Korboonsungserm, a Researcher in the Process Technology Department, explains:

We synthesize catalysts for the production of polyolefins such as polyethylene and polypropylene and test the polymerization in slurry and gas phase processes. To help with this work, we have invested in Atlas modular products, which are very adaptable and can form a wide range of chemical reactors.”

Flow chemistry systems for polymerization chemistry

Asia flow chemistry systems are ideal for achieving high control of the polymerization reaction. Key advantages of flow chemistry such as ultrafast mixing, improved temperature control, and easy scale-up benefit result in better, cleaner and more efficient polymerization reactions.

Precision calorimetry for polymerization scale-up safety studies

The Chemisens Reaction Calorimeter is the world’s most optimized reaction calorimeter for studying polymerization kinetics in real-time and without prior calibration.

The real-time reaction power data from the CPA reaction calorimeter allows polymerization scientists to see the polymerization rate and the overall polymerization reaction profile. This calibration free real-time data is obtained thanks to the True Heat Flow Technology which provides calorimetric polymerization data that is impervious to viscosity changes, density changes and reactor fouling.

The benefits of using the Syrris Chemisens reaction calorimeter for studying polymerizations are summarized in the table below.

Feature Benefit
Calibration-free The calibration-free nature of the calorimeter means that the polymerization rate of reaction can be seen in real time from initiation to completion
Resistant to reactor phase changes This reaction calorimeter operates independently of the heat transfer coefficient within the reactor. The changes such as reactor fouling, viscosity changes, phase changes etc. that would affect data collection in a classic reaction calorimeter do not impact the Syrris Chemisens calorimeter
Independent of reactor fill-volume Changes in the fill-volume of most calorimeters cause a change in the wetted area, which therefore demands additional calibration steps. Syrris Chemisens calorimeter operates independently of the fill level within the reactor allowing monomers, reagents, initiators, and polymers to be pumped in and out of the reactor without affecting the quality of the data

Chemisens Calorimetry is helping researchers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces to quantitatively evaluate polymerization reaction profiles and accurately determine endpoints.

Klaus Tauer, Leader of the Department of Colloid Chemistry’s Heterophase Polymerization – Polymer Dispersions Group, explained:

We do a lot of fundamental research, studying the heterophase polymerization processes used to produce latexes. We rely on Chemisens Calorimetry for this work, using it almost daily for three main purposes; heterophase polymerizations, to follow reaction kinetics, and as a tool for polymer synthesis. Particle nucleation is a crucial step in heterophase polymerization, and we can detect its onset using the instrument. It is also a useful tool for measuring the heat of polymerization, as well as the reaction rate and overall profile, which is very important in reaction kinetics.”

“We chose Chemisens Calorimetry for its sensitivity and flexibility. It gives us very reliable, reproducible data, and is easy to use – which is essential when you are teaching students about calorimetry. Once a piece of equipment has been installed in the laboratory and staff have become familiar with its operation, you will keep it for as long as it continues to fulfill your needs. This is definitely the case with the Chemisens Calorimeter. We have had the system for over 20 years now, and are extremely happy with it.”

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