Laboratories

The LATEP has modern laboratories and last generation techniques for solving the problems and meeting all their customers’ needs.

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    Thermal, Rheological and Basic Properties Laboratory

    Thermal, Rheological and Basic Properties Laboratory

    • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    • Thermogravimetric analysis of polymers (TGA)
    • Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT)
    • VICAT softening point
    • Melt fluid index determination
    • Capillary rheometry
    • Dynamic rheology
    • Density
    • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy
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    Mechanical Properties Laboratory

    Mechanical Properties Laboratory

    • Tensile properties
    • Strain Hardening (SH) Test
    • Flexural properties
    • Charpy impact resistance
    • Izod impact resistance
    • Dynamic mechanical properties of polymers
    • Shore hardness
    • Rockwell hardness
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    Solution Properties and Environmental Fracture Resistance Laboratory

    Solution Properties and Environmental Fracture Resistance Laboratory

    • Molecular weight determination of polymers: Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) and Multi-Angle Light Scattering (MALS) (GPC-MALS)
    • Polymer fractionation: Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation (TREF), Crystallization Analysis Fractionation (CRYSTAF) and Preparative fractionation (composition or molar mass)
    • Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR)
    • PENT test: Slow Crack Growth resistance of polyethylene pipes and resins
    • Full Notch Creep Test (FNCT)
    • Resistance to ozone cracking
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    Sample Preparation Laboratory

    Sample Preparation Laboratory

    • Polymer calendering
    • Compression molding
    • Milling and punching of specimens
    • Notching of specimens