Facilities

The centre has the following well equipped laboratories

  • Polymer chemistry laboratory
  • Polymer characterization laboratory
  • Polymer processing laboratory
  • Polymer testing laboratory

Some of the facilities available in these laboratories include


Polymer Chemistry Lab

  • Freeze Dryer.
  • Specialised Polymerization Set-ups.
  • Distillation Apparatus including Vacuum Distillation.
  • Rotary Vacuum Evaporator.
  • Constant Temperature Baths.
  • Deionized & Distilled Water Apparatus.
  • Hot Air Ovens.
  • Vacuum Ovens.
  • High Precision Balances.
  • High Speed Stirrer.
  • Glove Box
  • Spin Coater


Polymer characterization laboratory

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Thermo-gravimetric Analyser (TGA)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • FTIR Spectrometer
  • Nanoparticle Analyzer
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
  • UV-Visible Spectrometer
  • Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Zeta Sizer
  • High-performance liquid chromatography.
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Dynamic Contact angle measurement system
  • Four Probe Electrical Conductivity Apparatus
  • Vector Network Analyzer


Polymer Processing Lab

  • Single-screw Extruder
  • Twin-screw extruder
  • Injection Moulding Machine.
  • Compression Moulding Machine.
  • 3D-Printing.
  • Two-roll Mill.
  • Chase Friction Dynamometer
  • Batch Foaming unit
  • Tool Grinding Machine.
  • Scrap Grinding Machine.
  • Pulveriser
  • Plasma Coater
  • Autoclave for Microcellular Foaming
  • Micro-compounder
  • Micro-injection Molding Machine
  • HAAKE Film Blowing Unit
  • Melt Flow Index Tester


Polymer testing laboratory

  • Bohlin Capillary Rheometer
  • Malvern parallel plate Rheometer
  • Anton Paar M702 Rotational Rheometer
  • Zwick-Z250-UTM with video extensometer
  • Zwick Z-10-UTM
  • MTS
  • Polarized Light Optical Microscopy
  • Aramis-GOM strain field analyzer
  • Impact Tester


Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Lab - Jeol JEM - 1400 (Model); 120 KV

  • Maximum point resolution - 0.4 nm
  • Maximum magnification - 12 lacs
  • Facilitated with EDX
  • It can be used for Nanoparticles, Nanofilms and Polymer Composites


Central Facilities for Polymer Testing

  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
  • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • Liquid Nitrogen Plant
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
  • Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer