Equipment and Methods

In our area, developments, and investigations from laboratory to pilot plant scale can be realised with our own equipment. In addition, cooperation provides access to the equipment of Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU).



Lignin and carbohydrate characterisation

Pulp analysis I wet chemical methods

Pore analysis I gas adsorption – hg-Porosimeter

Chromatography I HPLC – SEC – HPAEC-PAD – GC-FID

Spektroskopie I UV-VIS – NMR – React-IR inline – ATR/FTIR

Thermische Analysen I DSC – OIT, Hochdrucktiegel, Rapid Cooling; HDT-A/B/C

Optical analyses I microscopy – SEM – XPS

Mechanical analyses I tensile, bending and compression tests – impact strength – ball drop test   – single fiber/ fiber yarn/multifilament tensile test

Dielectric analyses I cure kinetics

Rheology I tensiometry I MFR

Contact angle | surface energy | surface tension

Electroacoustic spectrometer for particle size analysis

Potentiostat I galvano stat

Fiber characterisations I sieve tower – bulk density – fiber length distribution via FASEP

(Short-term) Dielectric strength I CEAST high voltage tester

Brandversuch I Einzelflammentest UL 94 – Baustoffe i.A. year DIN 4101-1

Environmental simulation I fast weathering – xenon weathering chambers – air conditioning

Heating cooling press 320 × 320 × 200 mm  



Sample preparation I ball and cutting mill – freeze dryer – extraction

Pressure reactors I steel and glass reactor stations 300 ml, 1000 ml, 3000 ml

Purification and separation I membrane filtration system laboratory scale – chromatography column in the laboratory and pilot scale – ultracentrifuge 8 × 50 ml to 6x1000 ml

Functionalisation of biopolymers



Biotechnological conversion of process streams

4-fold parallel fermenter station 2000 ml

Anaerobic tent

Standard biotechnology equipment




Hydraulic injection molding machine I clamp force 120 t – dosing volume 160 cm³ – injection unit for thermoplastics and thermosets

Pulp extrusion line counter-rotating, conical twin-screw extruder I output max. 50 kg/h

Single-screw extruder co-extruder I output max. 30 kg/h

Simultaneous, parallel twin-screw extruder I output max. 15 kg/h

Counter-rotating, conical twin-screw extruder I output max. 5 kg/h

Filament extrusion line I short and continuous fiber reinforced 3D printing filaments

Multifilament melt spinning machine I output max. 3.0 kg/h

Pelletising systems I Hot impact pelletising –  underwater pelletising – strand pelletising

Chemical foaming due to exact mold opening

Granule dryer I 4 × 30 L – 1 × 50 L

Various extrusion tools I including slotted capillary rheology

Measuring Kneader I 55 ml – 370 ml

Heating-cooling-high-speed mixer I 10 L

Toothed roller mill for recycling trials

Various tools I Test specimen geometries –  flow length – plates 



FLM-Drucker german RepRap X400 PRO V3 I Druckraum: 390 × 400 × 330 mm

FLM-Drucker original prusa i3 MK3S incl. multi material 2S upgrade kit

3D scanner Steinbichler COMET LƎD 5M I measuring fields: 45-500 mm –  resolution: 5 megapixels – max. accuracy: 18 μm 



High-temperature chamber furnace I up to 2,300 °C – retort 6 L usable volume

Kammerofen I bis 900 °C – 150 L Nutzvolumen

Rotary kiln I up to 1,100 °C

Tube furnace for oxidation/stabilisation I up to 300 °C – 5 heating zones of 50 cm each

Tube furnace for LT carbonisation I up to 1,050°C – 5 heating zones of 50 cm each

Tube furnace for HT carbonisation I up to 1,700°C – 2 heating zones of 50 cm each