Group for Processing Polymers and Composite Materials (BP-1)

Head of Group

dr hab. Regina Jeziórska
tel./faks +48 22 568 21 84, +48 22 568 24 91


Research topics

  • Chemical modification of thermoplastics by reactive extrusion
  • Recycling of thermoplastics, including reactive extrusion
  • Filling and reinforcing thermoplastics
  • Biodegradable polymer composites from raw materials
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Modification and processing of engineering plastics, including PPO
  • Properties of polymeric materials evaluation
  • Manufacturing technology and modification of polymeric materials

Technologies

  • New generation engineering plastics from recycled materials (PET bottles)
  • Thermoplastic elastomers from multilayer film waste
  • Wood polymer composites from waste multilayer films
  • Thermoplastic starch
  • Biodegradable polymers containing thermoplastic starch
  • Polymer composites with nanosilica
  • Polycarbonate waste polymer composites

Equipment

  • Arburg 420M Allrounder 1000-250 injection molding machine – equipped with a Priamus injection process monitoring system and molds for injection of samples for mechanical testing
  • Berstorff ZE-25-33D co-rotating twin-screw extruder – equipped with a set of K-Tron gravimetric feeders
  • Co-rotating twin-screw extruder KraussMaffei Berstorff ZE25Ax51D-UTXi-UG – equipped with a set of gravimetric feeders; L / D 51
  • Co-rotating twin screw extruder, ThermoHaake PTW 16/25
  • Sthepan UMC 12 mixers
  • The laboratory plate press P 300 E from Collin – equipped with a system for quick cooling of the pressing plates
  • Cutting mill, SM100, Retsch – capacity of the collecting vessel: 5 l, sieves: mesh size 0.25; 0.75; 1.5; 4; 8; 10; 20 mm
  • Montan MD 11C and Somos TF 10 molecular sieves dryers
  • Rolling mill, Schwabenthan, Berlin
  • Mytron KPK 120 climatic chamber
  • TGA/SDTA 851e, Mettler Toledo thermal balance. Temperature range 30-1000°C, max. samples vol. 900 µl, max. sample weight 5 g
  • DSC differential calorimeter, temperature range 25-400°C
  • Apparatus for testing gas permeability TotalPerm by ExtraSolution
  • RDS II dynamic rheospectrometer, Rheometrics. Measurement at temperatures from -160°C to 500°C
  • Plastometer (Ceast, Italy type ModularMelt Flow), control with accuracy 0.1°C in the range of 100-400°C; piston load up to 21.6 kg
  • Apparatus for determining the Vicat/HDT CEAST HV3 softening point, measurement at temperature up to 300°C
  • Instron 5500R testing machine equipped with 2 measuring heads: up to 0.5 kN, 5 kN, 100 kN.
  • Shore hardness tester – hardness measurement, A and D scale
  • Hardness tester – hardness measurement using the pressed ball method
  • Hammer (Zwick) – measuring range up to 4 J
  • Laboratory reactors and autoclaves

Research methodology

  • Static mechanical properties in stretching and flexing test- PN-EN ISO 527-2 and PN-EN ISO 178 standards
  • Charpy impact tests with or without a notch in accordance with PN-EN ISO 179−1
  • Impact tests according to Izod PN-EN ISO 180
  • Deflection temperature under load (HDT) according to PN-EN ISO 75-1
  • Vicat softening temperatures according to PN-EN ISO 306
  • Shore hardness, scale A and D, according to PN EN – ISO 868
  • Hardness by means of the Rockwell ball indentation method in accordance with PN EN ISO 2039
  • Mass melt flow rate (MFR) according to the PN-EN ISO 1133 standard
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Dynamic thermomechanical analysis (DMTA)