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Jeremy Warren

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Aging Studies

Equipment

  • Climatic
  • Thermal cycling / Moisture cycling
  • UV A and B
  • Salt spray
  • Thermal shock
  • Immersion

 

Ageing-Study

Main Uses

  • Determination of characteristic temperatures (crystallization temperature, glass transition temperature, melting temperature)
  • Degree of crystallinity
  • Polymerization kinetics and monitoring
  • Coefficient of linear oxidation
  • Viscoelastic behavior
  • Thermal conductivity, diffusivity

Chemical Analysis and Physical Testing

Equipment

  • Water content (Karl Fisher)
  • Inorganic content and ratio
  • Fibers and resin ratio (composites)
  • Viscosity (Brookfield, Ubbelhode, Rheometer)
  • Monitoring of polymerization kinetics TROMBOMAT and KINEMAT
  • Hardness SHORE A and D, DIDC

 

Surface-analysis

Main Uses

  • Viscosity analysis
  • Determination of polymerization kinetics
  • Hardness measurement in polymers, elastomers, and rubbers

Surface Analysis

Equipment

  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with EDS analysis
  • Nanoscratch
  • Nanoindentation
  • Micro-nano indentation
  • Profilometer
  • Hazmeter
  • Granulometry

 

Surface analysis

Main Uses

  • Chemical composition
  • Adhésion of coating
  • Surface mechanical properties
  • Particles size
  • Determination of surface tension (liquids) and surface energy (solids)
  • Validate the surface etching or preparation

Spectroscopic Analysis

Equipment

  • Infrared (FTIR & IR) Spectroscopy
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
  • Visible and Ultraviolet (UV) Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

 

Chromatographie-Analysis

Main Uses

  • Heavy metal content
  • Raw material control
  • Materials structure identification
  • Formulation characterization
  • Surface composition

Chromatographic Analysis

Equipment

  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Detector FID
Ion Chromatography
  • Size exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
  • Gas chromatography / Mass spectroscopy (GC/MS)

 

Chromatographie Analysis

Main Uses

  • Residual solvent and monomer content
  • Identification and quantifying of Bisphenol A
  • Identification and quantifying of Phtalate
  • Identification and quantifying of VOC
  • Quantification of monomers and anti-oxidants
Residual monomer, catalyst content
  • Antioxidant content
  • Characterization of complex formulations
  • Molecular Weight of polymers or Molecular weight distribution
  • Resin and glue controls
  • Cross-linking agent content
  • Release agents content
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