Our Technical Manager presented at Perkin Elmer’s


Stephen Blair, our Quality & Technical Manager, was invited to present to Perkin Elmer “Infra-red User Group” annual meeting on 16th September, along with the University of Leicester, Brunel University and EDF Energy. The evening event was held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, an organisation devoted to scientific education and research.

Perkin Elmer, specialist in innovative detection and imaging capabilities, created the group to help its users take even better advantage of their Perkin Elmer infra-red equipment. Polymer Compounders Ltd is proud to be part of this community.

http://www.perkinelmer.com/Catalog/Family/ID/Spectrum%20TwoWe bought our first Perkin-Elmer spectrophotometer in 2004. We then upgraded to a better equipment in 2010 and to the top-of-the-range software in 2012. This technology is used to check every box and pallet of materials going to our automotive customers prior to their release from the plant. In the past, we also helped some of our customers by analysing materials (included from the competition) in case of unexpected behaviour during processing or issues on the finished product.

“It was a very interesting event; it’s always enlightening to meet peers from different background and confront ideas on scientific issues”, said Stephen. “I was happy to present how working with Perkin Elmer’s technology helps Polymer Compounders Ltd provide a top-level of service for all of our customers.”

2022 and beyond

Even now, in 2022, our Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer is a vital part of our day-to-day QA, with a vast array of materials being tested; against our immense library of samples that is now way over 10,000! Locally, a whole range of our customers trusts us to provide additional support, enabling them to diagnose internal issues quickly. In turn, it allows them to continue production unabated.

Innovation and Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer

With the development of our Notoxicom® product family, our Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer provides us with the insight that we need to ensure the success of this highly specialised and unique product. Different from the rest of the materials that we offer, Notoxicom® is treated with escalated care. Analysing each batch means that even with special material like Notoxicom® B6000, we can still ensure the product recipe is consistent. Our team at PCL would highly recommend a Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two FT-IR Spectrometer to any company looking to develop and innovate continuously.

We are proud to be part of the Perkin Elmer Infra-red User Group. Polymer Compounders Limited is looking forward to the next meeting, which will take place sometime in 2022. This interactive evening event offers a great opportunity for our team to network and learn more about all things infra-red! If you would like any information on our company or what we do, feel free to contact us by emailing [email protected] or call us at +44 (0)191 378 3737.  We’re always happy to hear from you!