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Department of Chemical & Process Engineering

University of Moratuwa

New equipment to the department under NRC public – private partnership grant scheme


A laboratory scale twin screw extruder was purchased to the Polymer Processing laboratory of the Chemical and Process Engineering department under a public-private partnership grant of National Research Council. This PhD study grant is to develop a natural rubber- polyethylene blend to use as a roofing material to substitute asbestos. The private sector partner is Samson Compounds PLC. The extruder will be used to process thermoplastics compounded with fillers and other chemicals to produce master batches and to prepare thermoplastic elastomers and thermoplastic vulcanizates