Polymer processing and analysis
With our state-of-the-art equipment and multi-talented team, we have been involved in a variety of polymer processing research projects. At the centre of all our projects is a desire to better understand the material properties so that we can predict and optimise manufacturing processes.
We can test new material formulations, modify processes and develop systems such as in-line spectroscopy for quality control, applying this across conventional polymer manufacturing equipment as well as Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Currently we have 2 injection moulders (thermoset and thermoplastic), single and twin screw extruders, a lab scale SMC line, 2 hot presses, a suite of AM equipment, and a wide variety of material analysis and testing equipment. More information can be found on our facilities page.
Areas of research
We work with companies on a consulting basis as well as through funding mechanisms such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to carry out materials analysis and testing. View the equipment we have available on our facilities page.