Polymer microprocessing laboratory

Industrial processes such as injection molding, extrusion, and solution casting require fine precision and controlled processing conditions to deliver optimized products and end-use applications.

Arkema's Polymer Microprocessing Laboratory

The microprocessing laboratory at Arkema Analytical Solutions combines our scientists' broad expertise in polymer processing with top of the line capabilities to help identify the most effective processing solutions for engineering plastics, composites, blends, coatings and thin films, or biodegradable polymers.

Microprocessing allows the analysis of:

  • Experimental samples in small quantity
  • Colorants and pigments dispersion
  • Thermal stability during processing

Our typical applications include:

  • Extrusion
  • Compounding
  • Injection molding
  • Fiber drawing
  • Process monitoring
  • Film processing

Our microprocessing capabilities include:

  • Twin-screw microextruders with round-hole and slit dies
  • Injection molding to allow tensile, impact, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMS) and rheology testing
  • Film extrusion with controlled speed and torque
  • Fiber drawing
  • Vertical single-screw extruder with slit, die, film take-up and pelletizer attachments
  • Adjustable shear compounding with strand and film dies, film take-up and pelletizer attachments
  • Hot and cold compression molding