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Industry partner delivering innovative and sustainable chemical solutions

Materials and surfaces characterisation

  • Spectroscopy: FTIR, FT-µIR, NIR, Raman, UV/Vis, NMR (access), Direct Injection Probe-MS
  • Chromatography: preparative GPC/HPLC, HPLC-PDA-TOFMS-ELSD, GPC-UV-DRI-Visco-LS, GPC High Temperature and triple detection-ELSD, GPC-TOFMS, TREF- Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation, GEF – Gradient Elution Fractionation, GC-PID, GC-MS, TD-GC-MS, TD-pyrolysis-GC-MS, GC-DFPD
  • Impurities, contaminants, NIAS, trace levels, complex mixture analysis: GC×GC-HRTOFMS/FID, Liq/MHE-GC-HES-MS/FID
  • Rheological analysis: rotational and capillary rheometer, viscometers, MFI
  • Mechanical and thermomechanical analysis: bending, compression and tensile test, modulus of elasticity, abrasion and scratch test , hardness, creep test, Charpy and Izod impact test, HDT/VICAT, DMA
  • Thermal analysis: TGA/DSC, muffle furnace, DSC, moisture analysis
  • Structural and surface characterisation: particle size, porosimetry BET, XRD, roughness (optical and mechanical profilometer), permeability, surface wettability (contact angle, zeta potential), optical microscopy, FEG-SEM-EDX, EFTEM, cryo-ultramicrotomy, wear resistance (scratch, abrasimeter)
  • Characterisation of barrier properties to odours and VOCs
  • Emissions and VOCs from materials: emission cells and emission chambers from 44 cm3 to 1 m3
  • Odour characterization: sensory room, dynamic olfactometry at detection threshold with human assessors, expert panel, GC-(TOF)MS/Olfactometry
  • Ageing simulation in climatic chambers: UV, temperature, humidity, air renewal rate

Polymer processes

  • Pre-treatment
    • Air dryers
    • Compactor for producing pellets
    • Grinder
  • Mixing and compounding (thermoplastics)
    • Single-screw and twin screw extrusion
    • Injection of gaseous, liquid or supercritical fluid in twin-screw extrusion
  • Shaping (thermoplastics)
  • Composites processing

Coating deposition

  • Spin-dip-roller coating
  • Spray booth
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