his laboratory was designed for the processing of very small amouts of polymers. The targeted range is one gram up to 20 and more, depending on equipment and final application. The applied techiques permit the fabrication of polymer blends, fibers, films, laminates, and testing specimen from melt and solution.
The screening and testing of additives, fillers and dyes in thermoplastics are also investigated. A facility for mechanical testing permits the determination of mechanical properties as modulus, strength and elongation at break. Rheological data are determined in the Rheology Lab.
In addition to frequent use of know-how and equipment by University members, the collaboration, consulting, and contracting with small and mid-size local companies is part of the philosophy of the laboratory.