New Test Instrument Purchased
To improve the test capabilities of our Research Laboratory, a new Melting Point Apparatus has been purchased. This piece of equipment allows our Research Chemist’s to very accurately measure both the softening point & melting point of certain adhesives & coatings. The measurement of these parameters is important, particularly where heat resistance is required.
This apparatus was first used during our development of DP452 which is a revolutionary water-based coating, designed to encapsulate certain fibrous insulation media such as Spaceloft®, Pyrogel®, fibreglass wool etc. DP452 was tested and the softening point and melting point of the speciality resins was determined to be approximately 364°C. DP452 was developed for use in encapsulating insulation which is intended for use in areas where the liberation of loose insulation fibres may not be acceptable, for example, in areas containing delicate equipment. The purchase of such instrumentation reinforces the fact that W.I Polymers Ltd are Ireland’s only research based manufacturer of speciality performance adhesives, sealants & coatings.