Research and development for innovation

Research and development for innovation

A team at your service

Our R&D team is made up of engineers and chemical experts strongly oriented towards innovation, communication and all those relational dynamics that lead them to interface with clients, suppliers and certification bodies.

2K material development

The spearhead of our labs is the ability to study and develop 2K materials that can be used in the various markets on which we operate.
The new specific compounds for overprinting are developed thanks to cutting-edge tools such as:

  • 2K Boy press (35 ton)

  • Shimadzu dynamometer 10 kN

By using a bi-injection press, the operator obtains specimens in which the TPE soft part is overprinted on the rigid one. Subsequently, an adhesion test is performed (peeling test) by means of the dynamometer which measures the force necessary to separate the rigid part from the soft one. In this way it is possible to evaluate the level of chemical adhesion between the two materials, according to the VDI2019 standard.

Rheology of the compound

The latest investment in our laboratories aims at expanding the rheological knowledge of compounds. In order to achieve this we have chosen a capillary rheometer, a device specifically designed to measure the viscosity and other rheological features of polymeric materials.

The test conditions that can be obtained with this instrument meet the real production and working needs of our clients such as those of injection molding and extrusion. In this manner we are able to optimize the transformation processes of our elastomeric compounds.

Co-rotating twin-screw mini extruder

Finally, we have decided to invest in a co-rotating twin-screw mini extruder (20mm) to equip our laboratory, thus allowing us to speed up times and reduce waste for research and development of new compounds.

The line, structurally identical to our production lines, will allow the production of compounds in small quantities and in a timely manner. This will be possible by optimally simulating the behavior of the largest production lines in order to allow us to be faster and more flexible in meeting the new market needs.