WHAT WE DO
We provide analysis and characterization, support with establishing structure-properties relationships of novel polymeric materials, surface engineering of (and with) polymers, and engineering solutions for technology applications. We support the design and development of new polymeric materials, as across the knowledge and technology chains.
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
High-resolution imaging (nanometer level) of the morphology and structure of the materials, information on the failure mode.
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
Tg, melting point, crystallinity level
Information on the Tg, melting point, and crystallinity level of the materials, can be link to the mechanical properties and influence of temperature.
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
Destructive method allowing in-depth information about the chemical composition after dissolution of the material.
Universal testing machine
Tensile strength, elongation at break
Measurement of the mechanical properties of the materials after exposure to high temperatures and/or UV.
Toughness, failure mode, temperature-dependent ductile-brittle transition
Study of the fracture of the materials under high strain rates.
Apparent viscosity, relation between shear stress and shear rate
Behaviour of the material at high temperature and shear rates.
Expertise advice and data analysis upon request.