We have a polycondensation autoclave available for trials up to 1kg.
Currently we are investigating the options for a bigger pilot plant facility with a capacity of 100kg per batch.
Kindly contact us for any polymerization trials you want to do. Even if our facilites do not fit your requirements we can help you get acces to the right facilities world wide due to our extensive R&D network.
Our current autoclave facility has a one-reactor glass vessel. This kind of batch-type operation allows researchers to study several process parameters (e.g. foaming, discoloration and the influence of catalysts/additives on the polymerization). All process parameters ar digitally stored and online graphically represented (product temperature, distillation column temperature, stir rate, torque, vacuum). When finished the polymer is extruded from the vessel and cooled in a water bath. The polyester strand is then pelletized into chips. Enough material is available in this way for a first evaluation (solution viscosity, thermal behavior, solid-stating behavior). Polyesters can be produced starting from DMT (dimethyl terephthalate). Next to PET, polyesters like PEF, PEN, PTT, PBT, PBS can be produced for evaluation purposes. This is the ideal equipment to screen new (biobased) monomers and the polymers made thereof.