The Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team facilities are designed to develop, test, and scale-up new biobased materials. Through the use of our unique facilities and equipment, we are able to take bench-scale formulations to full-scale manufacturing production.
Approximately 8,000 square feet of lab space provides ample bench room for workers, equipment, and supplies. The labs include state-of-the-art equipment and offer a full range of thermal analysis and mechanical characterization services. Our researchers also have access to and expertise in small angle x-ray and neutron scattering for in situ nanoscale structural characterization.
Pilot Plant Space
Pilot plant space includes 3,000 square feet for industrial products processing. The pilot plant equipment includes a plastic film and sheet extruder, compression and injection molding machines, glue depositing, and mechanical testing equipment.