The ASTM D6038-96 standard describes resin solubility testing by means of cloudpoint determination. This test has been automated by the standard CHEMOTRONIC. A 10 % resin-oil solution is dissolved by heating and stirring, and afterwards cooled down to the point at which the resin becomes insoluble, which is called the cloudpoint. The standard CHEMOTRONIC determines cloudpoints in the range of +50 to +230 °C. This is generally enough for quality control applications.
However, in order to use it as a research instrument a wider temperature range and extra features would be advantageous. The new CHEMOTRONIC COOL offers a larger temperature range of 50 to +250 °C and a lot of new features, such as
All these new features are making the CHEMOTRONIC COOL a valuable tool to test highly soluble or high viscosity resin systems.
Chemotronic Cool offers cloud point testing from -50’C - 250’C