Compounding/blending of various additives with raw polymeric material is the preliminary step prior to conversion of raw material into finished product. This laboratory provides basic infrastructure required for compounding/blending. This facility includes
Twin Screw Extruder, Two Roll Mill, Brabender Plasti-corder alongwith various attachments like single screw extruder, twin screw extruder, Internal Mixer, Planetary Mixer, High speed mixer, Sigma blade mixer, Pulverizer.
Polymer Testing and Characterization Laboratory
Understanding of Structure-Property relationship is the basis of new material development, material composition and performance evaluation, Product and Process design and evaluation. The following comprehensive list gives an overview of all the facilities available in the laboratory
Miscellaneous Studies : Gas Permeability Equipment, Environmental stress cracking resistance, Gas Permeability Equipment, Carbon Black Tester, Digital Specific Gravity Tester
Polymer Composites Laboratory
Composites form a very important component of polymer technology. The laboratory is equipped with basic infrastructure to carry out experiments for fabrication of laminates using hand lay-up, spray lay-up, vacuum bagging technique.
Computer and Simulation related Facilities
1 Compuplast®- MIT Laboratory
Virtual extrusion Laboratory™(VEL TM)
Virtual extrusion Laboratory is simulation software meant for design of extrusion screws. A special module dealing with design of injection moulding screws is also provided by Compuplast. Design allows for designing screws with various mixing sections as well. Virtually all combinations of screw designs are possible with the screws. It also include design for various dies which include spiral fed die, Film and sheet die, Rod and Pipe die, Profile extrusion die etc.
Moldex3D™(Injection Molding Simulation)
Moldex3D is the world leading CAE software for the plastics injection molding industry. Moldex3D helps to simulate the wide application range of injection molding processes to optimize product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product return on investment. The various modules include Flow, Pack, Cool, Warp and Multicomponent molding.
T-SIM is a software package for simulation of thermoforming. T-SIM predicts the final wall thickness distribution based on the specified processing parameters the pressure level, the speed of tools, and the sheet temperature distribution. T-SIM also can predict image distortion and pre-distortion.
B-SIM™ (Blow Molding Simulation)
B-SIM is a software package for simulation of blow molding. B-SIM predicts the final wall thickness distribution based on the specified processing parameters like the pressure level, the speed of tools, and the parison / preform initial temperature distribution. B-SIM also can predict image distortion and pre-distortion based on sleeve shrinkage process.