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Available Instrumentation: Polymer

The following instruments are available for external users to book and use, either with or without the help of an operator from the Centre. Please contact Solly Motaung at smotaung@csir.co.za for bookings.

Ultramicrotome

Make: Leica EM UC6 (microscope unit)
Leica EMFC6 ( LN2 attachment)
CSIR / university price: R850/hour.
Industry price: R1700/hour

Additional Information
Spec: To cut polymer samples for TEM, Approx70nm to 200nm either at room temp or with LN2

Oxtran

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Permatran

CSIR / university price: R300/hour.
Industry price: R600/hour

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)

CSIR / university price: R650/sample.
Industry price: R1300/sample

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

CSIR / university price: R350/sample.
Industry price: R700/sample

 

Hyper Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

CSIR / university price: R350/sample.

Industry price: R700/sample

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

CSIR / university price: R350/sample.
Industry price: R700/sample

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

CSIR / university price: R350/sample.
Industry price: R700/sample

Rheomixer

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Rheometer

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

HDT, Vicat

CSIR / university price: R500/samples.
Industry price: R1000/hour

Tensile, Impactor

CSIR / university price: R300/samples.
Industry price: R600/hour

Melt Flow Index

CSIR / university price: R350/samples.
Industry price: R700/hour

Compression Moulding

CSIR / university price: R350/hour.
Industry price: R700/hour

Injection Moulding

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Twin-screw Extruder

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Twin-screw Extruder

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Blown Film co-Extruder

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Cast Film co-Extruder

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Notchvis

CSIR / university price: R300/sample.
Industry price: R600/sample

Electrospinner

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Hyphenated TGA-FTIR only

CSIR / university price: R650/hour.
Industry price: R1300/hour

Hyphenated full system

CSIR / university price: R1000/hour.
Industry price: R2000/hour