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Name of the
equipment

Melt Flow Index Tester

Purpose/Use

Melt Flow Index (MFI) is the output rate (in g/10 minutes) of the polymeric material
through a standard die of diameter 2.0955 mm and length 8.000 mm under standard temperature and load. MFI is an inverse measure of the melt viscosity.

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Key
Specification

1) Test procedure: As per Method A & B of ASTM D1238 and ISO 1133,
measurement with multiple weights.
2) Operation: Automatic through motorized system
3) Temperature Range: Ambient to 400 ˚C

Representative
output, if possible

• Provides weight of the extrudate coming out of the die in specified amount of time
under fixed temperature and load.
• Gives an indication of the viscosity of the polymer melt.
• Provides a guideline in deciding the processing methodologies.

Indicative cost
of Equipment/
facility

Cost: Rs. 20 Lakhs.

Year
Established

2008

Person &
Group/Div responsible with Contact Number

Vishal Das, Scientist ‘D’
Polymer Science Division, Mobile-9935969102

Present Status

Working

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