WET CHEMISTRY

We offer a variety of opportunities to develop and commercialize novel nanomaterials and polymers through joint projects with industrial partners. We provide innovative solutions in the field of textiles, hygiene, household goods, automotive, aerospace and energy.

  • We develop and produce newly designed monomers and nanomaterials in addition to polymer synthesis. 

  • Based on the application area, zero-dimensional (SiO2, TiO2, etc.), one-dimensional (electrospun nanofibers, MWCNT), two-dimensional (nanoclays, nanoplates and graphene) and three-dimensional (foam and networks) nanomaterials are synthesized by applying wet chemistry techniques, catalytic growth and core-shell electrospinning technology. 

  • Surface functionalization is performed to get better interfacial interactions between nanomaterials and the chosen matrix. 

  • Sol-gel and electrospraying techniques are applied to provide multi-functionality to different surfaces such as fabrics, metals and ceramics. 

  • Nanomaterials (graphene, CNTs and HNTs), as well as ceramic materials can be synthesized and later be incorporated into composite resins or thermoplastics.

  • Formulated resin mixtures can be mixed via a planetary vacuum mixer, which enables high viscous formulations to be mixed homogeneously and bubble-free through its vacuum system, which can reach 0.002 bar within a minute. 

  • Formulated resin mixtures and resins of composites can be poured into molds and cured at the ovens at desired conditions. The cured plates can be later cut into the desired shape (or be already cured in certain shapes) for further tests and characterization.

  • Multi-axial electrospinning unit provides production of multi-axial fibers having up to tri-axis by using a variety of polymer solutions at the same time.

  • High temperature ovens provide ceramic production and burn-off ignition tests,.

We perform the following tests for polymer composites and plastics according to national and international standards:

OUTPUTS

Wet Chemistry targets novel material synthesis, production and characterization by using different techniques. The synthesized chemicals, polymers and mixtures can be used as functional additives, agents, fillers or tailor-made products regarding chemistry related industries.

TARGET SECTORS

We can mainly serve to plastics, composites, textiles, hygiene, aerospace, household goods companies and OEMs. 

EQUIPMENTS

  • Semi-Automatic Grinding and Polishing Machine

  • Gas Chromatography (GC)

  • Horizontal Furnace, Rotary Furnace

  • Microwave Furnace, Deep Freeze

  • Precision Balance

  • Ultrasonic Cleaner

  • Furnaces, Ovens, Vacuum Oven

  • Viscosimeter

  • Vacuum Mixer

  • pH.mV Temp S/N 052463

  • Magnetic Mixer (Stirrer) (x15)

  • Vortex 3

  • Cetrifuge FiberLite F14-6250 LE-Rotor (Ice Maker)

  • Sokslet

  • UP400S Ultrasonic Processor

  • Electro-Waveing and Spraying System

  • Freeze - Drier

  • Density Balance

  • Heater

  • Water Purifier

  • Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer

  • Refrigerator

Service Name

(Test / Manufacturing Activity)

Sample Material Type

Explanation

(Conditions, Exceptions, Tools, etc.)

National / International

Standards

Availability of Laboratory

Accreditation / Quality

Certification

Resin Flow     ASTM D3531  
Determination of Ash Content   GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) EN 2331  
Determination of Ash and Void Content Composite   ASTM D3171  

Determination of Ash Content

Composite   ASTM D2584  
Determination of Ash Content Plastic   ASTM D2584  
Ash Ratio Prepreg   ASTM D3529  
Moisture Absorption Composite   EN 3615  
Water Absorption in Composites Composite 70oC EN 2378  
Furnace Utilization   Max 1100oC    
Stove Utilization   Max 300oC    
Density   Immersion EN 1183-A  
Density     ASTM D792  
Volatility     ASTM D3530  
Water Absorption   23oC EN 2378  
Sample Preparation  

Cold Molding, Grinding and Polishing