EQUIPMENT

  • Two size exclusion chromatography (Agilent 1200 series) equipped with both differential refractive index and UV detectors and an automatic sampler working in different solvents
  • Size exclusion chromatography (Agilent 1100 series) equipped with a differential refractive index detector and an automatic sampler for determination of molecular weight parameters of water soluble polymers
  • Size exclusion chromatography equipped with a PL LC 1120 injection pump, differential refractive index (ERMA 7517) and RALS/Visc (model T60B) integrated for triple detection measurements using the TriSec Win-03 software.
  • Automatic Schott AVS 350/Ubbelohde capillary viscosimeter
  • Automatic Knauer vapor phase osmometer/tonometer

under high/low pressure:

  • Three autoclave reactors for high/low pressure polycondensation under inert atmosphere from Autoclave France (50-250ml)
  • Two Agila PE20 hydraulic presses (high and low temperatures)
  • Brabender single screw extruder (19 mm, 25D) which can be equipped with a ribbon die (50 x 0.5 mm) or a double-string die. A calendering machine UNIVEX and a conveyor belt can be connected to the extruder

at controlled temperature:

  • Polyscience Cryostat (- 40 à + 100°C)
  • Binder, Memmert, Heraeus thermostated (programmable), vacuum and ventilated ovens
  • Heating baths and Julabo TD6 and Thermal H circulators (T<250°C)
  • Eurostar Power Digi-Visc agitators
  • IKA agitating and heating plates

under controlled atmosphere:

  • Braun MB-130 gloves box with H2O et O2 (< 1 ppm) controllers and analyzers
  • Brandsonic 2210 E-MTH ultrasonic bath

  • Reactive extrusion (REX) equipments consisting in two Leistritz twin-screws (L/D 45) designed to be connected together (~500 g)
  • Two DSM vertical mini-extruders (~15 g)
  • Two Thermo-Haake MiniLab mini-extruders (~6 g)
  • Thermo-Haake mini injection machine
  • Injection machine Ray Ran
  • babyplast micro moulding machine from MARTIPLAST
  • NETSTAL injection moulding machine
  • Rondol two-roll mill (roll diam.: 80 mm)
  • 4 Brabender internal mixers (~ 50 g polymer)
  • Brabender single screw extruder (19 mm, 25D) equipped with a ribbon die (50 x 0.5 mm) and a conveyor belt or a double-string die
  • Thermo-Haake pelletizer
  • MACGI single screw extruder (14 mm, 24D) equipped with different dies. Designed for raw material testing (hundred of grams to some kg/h) and R&D works, it can be also used as co-extruder (working positions - horizontal, vertical, angles)
  • Agila PE20 hydraulic press (high and low temperatures)
  • Carver manual press (25x25 cm² plates)
  • Ray Ran cutting machine
  • Hess 5 MP hydraulic press for ASTM norms-based samples cutting
  • Ray-Ran CNC milling machine for sample shaping
  • Rondol mini-mixer (0-4000 rpm)

  • UV/visible thermostated spectrophotometer Varian Cary 50 equipped with an external optical fiber
  • (2 multinuclear NMR 500 et 300 MHz available in the department)
  • Fourier Transform Infra-Red Bruker Tensor 27 Spectrometer (6000 – 600 cm-1) equipped with a Miracle micro-ATR from Pike
  • Fourier Transform Infra-Red Biorad Excalibur Spectrometer (4000 – 700 cm-1) equipped with a Split-pea micro-ATR from SAFIR
  • Programmable Brookfield DV-II viscosimeter
  • Temperature-controlled tensiometer (DSA10-MK2 from Krüss) for static and dynamic measure of surface tension by the pendant drop and the contact angle methods

  • High resolution thermogravimetric analyser (TA Instrument TGA Q5000) equipped with an autosampler and simultaneously coupled to a Balzers Thermostar quadrupolar mass spectrometer and a Fourier Transform Infra-Red Bruker Tensor 27 spectrometer equipped with a gas cell at 230°C and HS MCT detector : TGA-FTIR/MS
  • High resolution thermogravimetric analyser (TA instrument Hi-Res TGA 2950) simultaneously coupled to a Fourier Transform Infra-Red Biorad Excalibur spectrometer: TGA-FTIR
  • Two standard thermogravimetric analysers from TA Instrument (TGA Q500 and Q50)
  • Temperature modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter from TA Instrument (DSC Q2000) equipped with an autosampler (-160 to + 750°C)
  • Temperature modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter from TA Instrument (MDSC 2920)
  • Two differential scanning calorimeters from TA Instrument (Q200) equipped with the T-zero calorimetric system reducing the signal to noise ratio
  • Two dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysers from TA Instrument (DMA Q800 and 2980) equipped for three-point bending, tensile, compression, single and dual cantilever analyses
  • Calcination Nabertherm 3 L oven (T < 1100°C)
  • ARES rheometer LS2 (TA Instruments)
  • Lab Process mixer for functionnalisation of powders (Zeppelin)

  • Automatic Titroline alpha titration (aqueous and organic phases)
  • Automatic Karl-Fisher MKC500 titration
  • Automatic pH M 210 Radiometer