The conception of infrastructure and methods is designed in a modular way, permitting a fast reaction on the issues of external users. In close cooperation with the external user new solutions will be developed, tested and be transferred to the application.
Polymerisation reactor "polyclave" from Büchi
In the laboratories and pilot plants of the new building especially tailored polymers will be synthesized, characterized and processed.
Compared to the laboratory equipment available at the Institute of Polymer Research so far, the polymers can be produced in sufficient quantities for technology transfer.
An essential element in the upscaling is the approach to recover the solvents impurified during the polymer production by using in-house developed membrane technology, so as to realise sustainable process management.
The PTC will offer a pilot plant infrastructure that allows the testing of membrane processes for gas separation under realistic conditions.
Furthermore, a technical plant for the production of polymer membranes by means of solvent-free processes (foam extrusion, sintering method) will be available.
An additional laboratory for the study of mechanical properties of polymers under gas loading and pressurisation is provided.