Common Use Center (CUC) and its affiliated Research Laboratory is a multidisciplinary test center created according to modern international standards. The advanced equipment of the Center allows to conduct a wide range of works in the fields of development, research, testing and production of polymer composite materials. CUC is situated at Skolkovo technopark and has the Approval.
The staff of CUC are graduates of the leading chemical universities of Russia, specialists of long experience in the polymer industry, engineers, masters, candidates of Science. The laboratory has a positive experience of participation in government entrepot from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Industrial Development Fund, as well as extensive experience in performing R&D and RTD activities on contracts for institutes and commercial enterprises throughout Russia.
The Center has accreditation certificates as an independent testing center for ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
CUC consists of four divisions that specialize in performing specific tasks in their field. The joint work of these ventures provides a comprehensive approach to the search for new materials, researches on existing samples properties, production of pilot batches of composites based on thermoplastics, production of experimental batches of materials for testing at the customer’s place.
The Center offers testing and production of polymer composite materials on a contractual basis.
The list of pusued tests includes such demanded ways of characterization of polymeric materials and products such as:
The center has an ability to create composite materials formulation to the customer, using its own twin-screw extruder with a screw diameter of 26mm and L / D = 48. The unit is equipped with a gravimetric doser, two side feeders, a liquid feeder system and a vacuum system. The line also includes a cooling bath and a side-cutting granulator. This allows to create of polymer compositions of any compound complexity including highly filled brands with 80% inorganic filler addition.
In addition, CUC has a line for a three-layer polymer film blowing with an ability to produce a sleeve of 300 mm diameter.