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Carbon Materials Equipment

Process Equipment

  • Conical twin screw extruder
  • Bench top extruder
  • High shear melt mixer (60mo and 300ml) (Haake PolyLab)
  • Reactors for MWNT production (continuous and batch)
  • Bench/pilot scale extruders for melt fiber spinning
  • Polymer Granulator
  • Spray coating line
  • Continuous fiber casting line
  • Furnaces for heat treating
  • Activation furnaces (steam, CO2, Chemicals)
  • Pelletization equipment
  • Solution Spinning line for PAN fibers
  • Hollow Fiber Spinning line for separations membrane processing
  • 2L CSTR/autoclave (for pitch extraction)
  • Graphitization furnace (2800 °C)
  • Particle Dispersion (Wand Sonicator, 3-Roll Mill)
  • Fluidized Sand Bath

Characterization Equipment

  • FAVIMAT+(AI)ROBOT2 automated single filament tensile and linear density analyzer
  • Leica CM1100 cryostat
  • Atago RX-5000 Refractometer
  • AccuPyc II 1340 Gas Pycnometer
  • MTS Q Test 10 Materials Test Machine
  • Hiden IGA system
  • Hitachi S4800 SEM
  • Porosimetry Analysis-Micromaitics ASAP 2020 (Qty=1)
  • High temperature viscometer
  • High pressure TGA
  • Dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA)
  • Gas Separator Reactor
  • Surface Resistivity Measuring Device
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Netzch LFA for Thermal Diffusivity
  • Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness
  • Rheometer (TA Inst. AG-G2)
  • Simultaneous DSC/TGA (SDT)
  • Continuous fiber oxidation/stabilization

Fiber Development Lab