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Welcome to the high pressure laboratory!

Polymerization Laboratory

   The Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials has a strong focus on industrial relevant polymerization processes and specifically operates a state-of-the-art olefin polymerization lab developed together with PRT GmbH. This olefin polymerization lab is unique in Europe combining flexibility and accuracy at highest safety standards.

  • Tailor made Polyolefins on demand
  • Accurate estimation of polymerization kinetics
  • Homopolymerization of ethene and propene and Copolymerization with higher a-olefins
  • Mimicking industrially relevant process conditions - slurry, gas-phase and multi-stage processes (up to 60 bar and 95 °C)
  • Ability to handle Ziegler-Natta and Metallocene based catalysts
  • Own Ziegler-Natta catalyst technology
  • On-line particle growth studies with special reactor set-up


Polymer characterization

  • Automated intrinsic viscosity
  • Thermal analysis (DSC)
  • High temperature SEC with IR detector and external filtration unit
  • IR and IR microscopy
  • In cooperation with neighbouring groups at JKU, additional microscopy, analytical and mechanical characterization methods are available

Gas Purification Unit

For ultra clean raw materials: Ethene, Propene, Propane, Heptane, Hydrogen and Nitrogen

Adiabatic Batch Reactor System

5 L Büchi Polymerization Reactor

  • Pressure: up to 60 bar
  • Temperature: up to 95 °C
  • Safe transfer of catalysts and co-catalysts
  • Polymerization Kinetics
  • Homo- & Copolymerization of olefins
  • Multistage polymerization (slurry, gas-phase and multi-stage)
  • Pneumatic catalyst injection system, multiple injections possible
  • Maximum yield: 400 g 

0.5 L High Throughput Reactor System

  • Pressure: up to 60 bar
  • Temperature: up to 95 °C
  • Safe transfer of catalysts and co-catalysts
  • Polymerization Kinetics
  • Homo- & Copolymerization of olefins
  • Multistage polymerization (slurry, gas-phase and multi-stage)
  • Pneumatic and manual catalyst injection system, multiple injections possible
  • Maximum yield: 50 g
  • Up to 4 experiments per day

Autoclaves

  • Various types available
  • Volume: 100 mL – 5 L
  • Pressure: up to 350 bar
  • Temperature: up to 400 °C

1 L Autoclave Apparatus for Special Synthesis

  • Pressure: up to 30 bar
  • Temperature: up to 230 °C
  • Capable of working with agggresive solvents
  • Multiple heating zones covering whole setup
  • Inline sampling system
  • Safety equipment