RESOURCES

Some of the Team’s Lab Equipment:

 

TA Discovery Hybrid Rheometer

Measures shear and extensional viscosities of polymer melt, providing useful data for polymer thermal processing.

 

 

 

TA Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Measures melting/crystallization/glass transitions of polymers, providing useful data of polymer blend crystallinity and compatibility.

 

 

 

TA Thermogravimetric Analyzers (TGA)

Measures onset and peak degradation temperatures of materials, providing information of polymer thermal stability.

 

 

 

Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS)

Measures water vapor permeability of plastic films/sheets by
wet-cup and dry-cup methods.

 

 

 

Instron Universal Testing Machine

Measures tensile strength/elongation, flexibility, creep and stress-relaxation properties of materials.

 

 

 

Twin-Screw Extruder

Fabricates polymer blends/composites through extrusion.

 

 

 

Compression Molding Press

Thermoforms plastics through compression molding.

 

 

 

3D Printers

Prints thermoplastics for design and mechanical testing and modelling.