Services

Mechanical Testing

  • 100 KN Instron 5900 Universal testing Machine
  • Video Extensometry for Sample Strain Mapping

 

  • Testing Capability
    • Tensile
    • Compression
    • Flexural up to 1.5m.
    • Interlaminar shear
    • NOL Ring Test

Thermal Analysis

  • Netzsch Maia DSC with 20 position autosampler
  • Netzsch F3 Jupiter  STA ( DSC/TGA) linked to Bruker Tensor FTIR for Thermal Degradation of polymers
  • Netzsch Thermokinetic software for cure modelling and exotherm prediction
  • Netzsch Artemis DMA with the following fixtures
    • Flexural
    • Compression
    • Shear

Chemical Analysis

  • Agilent GC- Mass Spectrometer with 18 sample autoinjector
    • NIST 250,000 spectra library
    • Wiley 10th Edition 600,000 spectra library
  • CDS5200 Pyroprobe for Evolved gas analysis, multistage Pyrolysis GC-MS, Thermal Desorption GC-MS
    • CDS Database of pyrographs and mass spectra of evolved gasses
  • Thermo GC-FID high temperature Gas Chromatography
  • Agilent Cary 630 FTIR Spectrometer
  • Bruker Tensor FTIR Spectrometer

Imaging

  • Optical Imaging- Nikon Eclipse
    • Phase Analysis- FvF, Void Content
  • Chemical Imaging - Thermo iNX10 FTIR Microscopy
    • 150 Spectra /sec.
    • Aperture down to 3x3microns
    • Spectral Searching
    • Multicomponent Analysis
    • Contaminant Analysis
    • 12,000 spectra database
  • Electron Microsocopy Jeol JCM 6000 SEM
    • 60,000 magnification
    • Secondary and backscatter detectors
    • High and low vacuum modes for non conducting samples

 

 

 

 

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Rheometry

  • Kinexus Rheometer working in the following modes
    • Temperature programmable from 10-250 deg C
    • Controlled shear
    • Controlled stress
    • Oscillation

Resin Development Chemistries

Skilled in the field of the formulation of systems using the following chemistries

  • Epoxy
    • Ambient cure, heat cure
  • Polyurethane
    • Solvent based, solvent free and water dispersible
  • Unsaturated Polyester
    • Iso, vinyl esters
  • Thermoplastic alloys
    • PVDF, Acrylic

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