A Smart Way Of Measuring The Flow Properties Of Plastics And Resins

A Smart Way Of Measuring The Flow Properties Of Plastics And Resins

As per Wikipedia, ‘Melt Flow Index is a measure of the ease of flow of the melt of a thermoplastic polymer. It is defined as the weight of polymer, in grams, flowing in ten minutes through a capillary of a specific diameter and length by a pressure applied via prescribed alternative gravimetric weights for alternative prescribed temperatures.


In case you are a manufacturer in Polymer industry and looking for saving time, energy and cost , then Melt Flow Index measuring machine can be an asset for you. The MFI measuring machine would help you to monitor and control the quality of Polymer/plastics/thermoplastics being used by you. The MFI testing machine helps in determining of Melt Flow Rate and Melt Flow Volume Rate. MFR is considered to be the most reliable way of determining the molecular weight of Plastics, which is the driving force behind the performance in Polymers. The instrument enables a better quality control of your raw material as well as end product.


Melt Flow Index testing machine is presented by Presto group, a reliable and leading brand in testing instruments for more than three decades. Presto group is offering the following two models:

Both these models have motorized automatic sample cutting and come with options of 1.2 kg, 2.16 kg, 3.8 kg and 5 kg in weights. These machines come with standard accessories which include Orifice, Piston, Spoon, Spanner, Plumb line, Funnel, Material Charger, Mirror, Tweezer, Orifice cleaner, Barrel cleaner, Sample cutter and accessory stand.

These machines are very easy to operate and doesn’t essentially requires an operator to be highly qualified. It helps you to automate your lab and saves time and cost.

The key features of MFI brought by Presto are:
• Calculates MFI (Melt Flow Index), MFR (Melt Flow Rate) and MVR (Melt Volume Rate) Simple and convenient to operate
• Economical to maintain
• Standard test can be saved in the computerized model. (PC not included)
• Repeatable and reliable readings
• High accuracy levels
• Heavy duty
• Robust build

MFI testing machine is applicable to plastic raw material, masterbatches, consumer goods, packaging, Engineering and finished products, automotive components. A must have for your QC lab.