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Materials analysis laboratory


  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-TOF-MS) from AGILENT
  • Gaz Chromatograph with Mass Spectometer and headspace (HS-GC-MS) or pyrolyzer  (pyro-GC-MS) from PERKIN ELMER
  • Steric Exclusion Chromatograph/Gel Permeation Chromatography  (SEC/GPC)**

Spectrometry and chemical analysis:

  • Fourier Transfom Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) from PERKIN ELMER
  • IR Microscope from PERKIN ELMER*
  • UV-Visible spectrometer from BIOCHROME BIOWAVE II
  • RAMAN spectrometer **
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)**
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)**
  • Liquid and Solid Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)**
  • Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES)**

Thermal analysis:

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

Mechanical and thermo-mechanical analysis:

  • Shore A or D Durometer
  • International rubber hardness degrees (IRHD)
  • Compression or tensile set
  • Stress relaxation
  • Abrasimeter
  • Creep bench
  • Dynamometers ZWICK for tensile, compression, bending, peel testing and friction. Various setups can be adapted
    • ALLROUND TABLE with a heat unit and a high elongation extensometer. 1 kN, 10 kN, 50 kN load cells
    • PROLINE with 50 N, 500 N and 5kN load cells
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) METRAVIB DMA 50


  • 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)**

Aging tests:

  • MEMMERT ovens
  • BINDER climate-controlled chambers (accelerated aging with controlled temperature and moisture) 240 L
  • Aging in liquids
  • UVA aging test chamber (QUV)


Miscellaneous equipments:

  • Karl-Fisher titrator
  • Potentiometric titrator
  • Soxhlet Extraction
  • Specific Surface Area (BET)**
  • LASER granulometry**
  • Profilometer/Roughness measurment**

OCA20 Goniometer from Data Physics:

  • Contact angle
  • Surface energy
  • Pendant drop

SYSTECH INSTRUMENTS  permeability analyzers*:

  • Oxygen permeameter
  • Water vapor permeameter

  Fiche technique

* : at CTTM, property of Ligépack

** : equipments at Le Mans Université (IMMM  and IUT)