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Materials analysis laboratory

Chromatography :

  • Headspace Gaz Chromatograph with mass spectometer (HS-GC-MS) from PERKIN ELMER
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) from WATERS
  • Steric Exclusion Chromatograph/Gel Permeation Chromatography  (SEC/GPC) from WATERS

Spectrometry :

  • Fourier Transfom Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) from PERKIN ELMER
  • IR Microscope from PERKIN ELMER *
  • UV spectrometer
  • RAMAN spectrometer **

Thermal analysis :

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) from METTLER TOLEDO
  • Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) from METTLER TOLEDO

Mechanical and thermo-mechanical analysis:

  • Dynamichal Mechanical Analyser (DMA) from METRAVIB (DMA 50)
  • MTS Dynamometer with a heat unit for tensile, compression, bending, peel testing. Various setups can be adapted

 Microscopies :

  • HITACHI S3200N variable pressure Scanning Electron Microscope, with a BRUKER X-Ray analyser.
  • Stereomicroscope (binocular microscope)
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) **
  • JEOL Transmission Electron microscope (TEM)**

Miscellaneous equipment :

  • Shore A or D Durometer
  • International rubber hardness degrees (IRHD)
  • FISHER Micro-indenter
  • 20 L to 175 L Memmert ovens and a  Binder climate-controlled chambers (accelerated aging with controlled temperature and moisture)
  • Aging in liquids
  • UVA aging test chamber (QUV)
  • Compression or tensile set
  • Stress relaxation
  • Abrasimeter

TGA crucible

  • Karl-Fisher titrator
  • Potentiometric titrator
  • Soxhlet Extraction, etc...

OCA20 Goniometer from Data Physics :

  • Contact angle
  • Surface energy
  • Pendant drop

Fire tests :

  • Measurement device for the limiting oxygen index (LOI, according to the ISO 4589-2 FTT AIS) Standard
  • UL94 measurement device

SYSTECH INSTRUMENTS  permeability analyzers*

  • Oxygen permeameter
  • Water vapor permeameter
  • CO2 permeameter


* : at CTTM, property of Ligépack

** : equipments at the Université du Maine (IMMM  and IUT)