Equipment and Methods

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



Lignin and Carbohydrate characterization

Pulp analysis I Wet chemical methods

Pore analysis I Gas adsorption – Hg-porosimeter

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

Spectroscopy I UV-VIS – NMR – React-IR inline – ATR/FTIR heatable – Data analysis

Thermal analysis I DSC – OIT, High pressure crucibles, Rapid cooling; HDT-A/B/C

Optical analyses I Microscopy – SEM – XPS

Mechanical analyses I Tensile, flexural and compression tests – Impact strength – Ball drop test – Component testing – Single fiber/fiber yarn/multifilament tensile test

Rheology I MFR

Tensiometry I Contact angle | Surface energy | Surface tension

Potentiostat I Galvanostat

Fiber characterization I Sieve tower – Bulk density – Fiber length distribution via FASEP

(Short-term) Dielectric rigidity I High voltage tester

Reaction to fire tests I Single-flame source test – UL 94 horizontal and vertical burning test

Environmental simulation I Accelerated weathering – Xenon weathering chambers – Climate tests

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

6 x 1000 ml

Functionalization of biopolymers



Biotechnological conversion of process streams

4-fold parallel fermenter station 2000 ml

Anaerobic tent

Standard biotechnology equipment




Pulp extrusion line I Counter-rotating, conical twin-screw extruder – output max. 50 kg/h I Standard downstream equipment

Various extrusion tools I including slit capillary rheology

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

Pelletizing systems I Hot die face pelletizing – Underwater pelletizing – Strand pelletizing

Measuring kneader I 55 ml – 370 ml



Hydraulic injection molding machine I Clamp force 120 t – Dosing volume 160 cm³ – Injection unit for thermoplastics and thermosets

Chemical foaming due to exact mold opening

Various tools I Test specimen geometries – Flow spiral – Plates

Granule dryer I 4 × 30 – 1 × 50 l

Toothed roller mill for recycling trials 



FLM 3D printer I Build volume: 390 × 400 × 330 mm

FLM 3D printer I Multi material kit I Build volume: 250 x 210 x 210 mm

3D scanner 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

Chamber furnace I up to 900 °C – 150 l usable volume

Rotary kiln I up to 1,100 °C

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

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

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