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Materials and surfaces characterisation

Polymer characterisation-  Spectroscopy FTIR, FT-µIR, NIR, Raman, UV/Vis, NMR (access), Direct Injection Probe-MS

-  Chromatography : preparative GPC/HPLC, HPLC-PDA-MS-ELSD,GPC-UV-DRI-Visco-LS, GPC High Temperature and triple detection-ELSD, GPC-MS, 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 : GCxGC-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, muffle furnace, DSC, moisture analysis, Flash DSC (access)

                                          - Structural and surface characterisation : particle size, porosimetry BET, XRD, roughness (optical and mechanical profilometer), permeability, surface wettability (contact angle, potentiel zeta), optical microscopy, FEG-SEM-EDX, EELS-TEM, cryo-ultramicrotomy, wear resistance (scratch, abrasimeter)

                                           - Characterisation of barrier properties agains odours and VOCs

                                           - Emissions and VOCs from materials : Emission cells and emission chambers from 44cm3 to 1 m3

                                           - Odour characterization : sensory room, dynamic olfactometry at detection threshold with human assessors, expert panel, GC-MS/Olfactometry

                                           - Simulation of ageing in climatic chambers : UV, temperature, humidity, air renewal rate

Polymer processes

- Pre-treatment

  * Air dryers

  * Pellet Compactor

  * Grinder

- Mixing and compounding (thermoplastics)

  * Single-screw and twin screw extrusion

- Shaping (thermoplastics)

  * Film : flat dye extrusion and blow extrusion

  * Thermoforming

  * Injection molding

  * Fiber impregnation

  * Foaming extrusion (single screw & static mixer as well as tandem line)

  * Micro twin screw extruder and microinjection molding (5g)

- Composites processing

  * Liquid resin infusion (LRI)

  * 2 component resin transfer moulding (2K RTM)

Coating deposition

- Spin-dip-roller coating
- Spray booth


odour characterisation



Surfaces characterisation

surface-  Microscopy (optical microscopy, Variable Pressure FEG-SEM, EDX)

-  Roughness (optical and mechanical profilometer)

-  Wear resistance (nanoscratch, abrasimeter)

-  Wettability (surface tension, contact angle, potentiel zeta)

-  Electrochemistry (potentiostat/galvanostat , electrochemical cell)

Coating deposition

 -  Spin-dip-roller coating


Polymer processes

processing at pilot scale-  Air dryers, mixers, single-screw and twin screw extrusion

-  Pellet Compactor

- Film : flat dye extrusion and blow extrusion

-  Thermoforming

-  Injection molding

-  Foam line

-  Micro twin screw extruder and microinjection molding (5 g)

                                              -  LRI, RTM


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