Kayeness D4001 Melt Index Tester

Kayeness D4001 Melt Index Tester

Sample Requirements

Samples should be in pellet form or ground. No liquids

Summary of Technique

Measures ease of flow of a thermoplastic polymer melt. Indirect measure of molecular weight.

Available Methods & Accessories

  • Sample charge: Up to 6 grams
  • Piston weight: 1.05, 1.2, 2.16 & 5 kg
  • Temperature: Up to 300⁰

Information Provided & Detection Limits

Melt flow provides information on the rate of flow of a polymer under certain load forces for a set amount of time. This rate can be used as an indirect measurement of molecular weight and viscosity.

Lab Location and Contact Information

Lab Location: Mechanical Testing Lab
Lab Manager: Nicholas Eddy