French rubber and plastics research and testing laboratory - Your partner in polymers


RESEARCH TOPICS

Formulations & Processes:

Nanofillers, Elastomer compatibility with biolubricants and biofuels, Thermoplastic Elastomers, mixing processes, forming processes

Rubber & Interfaces:

Adhesion rubber / substrate, surface properties, plasma treatment

Mechanics & Simulation:

Resistance in cold environments, behaviour laws, aging, fatigue & crack growth, Elastronique©

Environment:

Biobased raw materials, REACH / VOC / PAH / Curing fumes, recycling rubber waste


FINANCING R&D

- French rubber and manufacturers' association (SNCP)

- Technical center for mechanical industry (Cetim)

- Rubber foundation (FDCA)

- Self financing


OUR PRIVATE SERVICES

Design assistance:  Formulation, characterization and digital simulation 

Service life predictionService life prediction and modeling, accelerated aging tests in extreme environments 

Technical support, expertise: Design of functional specifications, dedicated support & relevant studies, technological watch, industrial and legal appraisals 

Ecological approach to materials: Substitution of materials (REACH), biopolymers, recycling


KEY FIGURES

42 employees

Turnover: 4 millions € (private services)

R&D: 1 million €

Carnot Cetim Institute

ISO 9001, COFRAC testing accreditation

Areva, EDF, Renault, Safran agreements

 

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