our Plastics Technology Center in Essen, Germany
Helping your products to perform better
Evonik's global Plastics Technical Service Center in Essen, Germany supports customers from the masterbatch, compounding and converter industry in the development of new recepies for thermoplastic, thermoset and elastomer applications.
Extrusion, thermoplastic and silicone rubber molding, blown and cast film lines are just some examples of what is available to illustrate the additive performance.
We evaluate the performance of our polymer additives by several test methods which we have available in our lab. For example, mechanical properties of compounds as well as their surface properties are investigated. Furthermore, the quality of pigment dispersions of color masterbatches is analyzed.
For the preparation of masterbatches & compounds in our Plastics Technology Center we run a three-roll mill as well as two double screw extruders. Test specimen, e.g. grained plates or melt flow spirals, are prepared using our molding machines.
PROPERTIES WE EVALUATE
TEST METHOD/EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU
Scratch and mar resistance
Erichsen Scratch Tester, Five Finger Scratch Tester, Crockmaster
Melt flow properties and viscosity
Melt Flow Path, Melt Flow Index, Anton Paar Viscosimeter up to 400°C, Brabender Lab Kneader
Flame resistance (UL 94, cone)
UL 94 flame chamer, lowest oxigene index, cone calorimeter
Impact and notched impact test
Izod and charpy method at room temperature
Tensile/flexural/tier strength, elongation
Zwick universal testing machine
Shore Hardness Tester
Blown and Case Film Line from Brabender
Erichsen Coat Master
Color and gloss evaluation
X-rite Model SP62, BYK micro-TRI-gloss
PTL M 31 - CTI measuring device according IEC 60112
C3 Hotdisk TPS2200
Filter pressure value
Filter Pressure Equipment for Brabender Lab Station
Krüss Bubble Pressure Tensiometer
Fetronic HM 307 (high impedance measurement equipment) with annular electrode
Hot and Cold Fog Test
Contact & Infos
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your special requests. We will be pleased to support you with your formulation challenges.
Our extensive additives and applications knowledge complements the excellent capabilities of our Plastics Technical Plant in Essen, Germany that has been specifically designed to help run trials with you.