Equipment


Characterisation

Mechanical: 3 tensile testing machines with temperature and moisture control (including torsion and high elongation)
Thermal: DSC, TGA/DTA, DMTA
Cut/friction: TDM-100
Surface: SEM, AFM (microtome for sample preparation)
Composition: FTIR, X-ray diffractometer
Penetration of nanoparticles: experimental setup, glove box

Accelerated aging

Temperature chamber (-100º to 200ºC) with humidity control
UV chamber with water condensation and spraying
Xenon chamber with possibility of humidity control and water spray
High temperature aging ovens

Manufacturing

Injection machine
Mixer
Pelletizer
Extruder
Rapid machining, forging, etc.
Hot press
Induction heat treatment

Access to the infrastructures of the CREPEC (Center for Applied Research in Polymer and Composites), which brings together close to 50 researchers working in 8 research organizations.

Access to the infrastructures of NanoQuébec, which brings together over 220 researchers working in 14 research organizations.