The laboratory

Presentation

Since the early 90s, LAMPLAST has reinforced and renewed its laboratory structure, in order to support both quality assurance and research and devolopment of new compounds.

On one side, these efforts - combined with a strict selection of its suppliers among the most important chemicals producers - allowed LAMPLAST to gain UNI EN ISO 9002 certification in 1997. Current certification: ISO 9001:2015

On the other hand, they made possible a significant widening of the products portofolio, with a special focus on self extinguishing and halogen free compounds. The fire resistance of some of these new products has already been certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for the US and the Canadian markets and other certifications are in progress now.

As shown in the following table, the contribution of Syntegum and Revil new compounds (developed after 1999) to the production volume of year 2000 exceeded 20%, being the main reason of a turnover increasal of about 15% between 1999 and 2000.

Year of developmentContribution to production volume [ton/ton]
19992000
SyntegumRevilSyntegumRevil
<=199887,85%92,30%76,00%77,29%
199912,15%7,70%18,64%19,89%
2000--5,36%2,82%

The instruments

The Perkin Elmer 1720 X spectrophotometer The ACS CS-5 color matching instrument The Perkin Elmer DSC The microscopes The chemical laboratory
The Instron 4206 dynamometer Coulter LS 100 The impact tests instruments The ovens Stanton Redcroft FTA 1022
Flammability test Flammability test Melt flow index Vicat/HDT

Type of measureInstrumentMake
AbrasionAbrasimeterCampana
Colour testColor matchingACS
LampBranca Idelair
LampMacbeth
Optical testsMicroscopeOlimpus
StereomicroscopeOlimpus
Filler contentMicrowave ovenCEM
MuffleSA-PE
HardnessHardometerATS (2x)
PenetrometerSeta
GradingLaserCoulter
Specific weightBilancia analiticaSartorius
Dynamometric testsDynamometerInstron
Thermal testsDMAPerkin Elmer
DSCPerkin Elmer
TGAPerkin Elmer
Vicat/HDTCeast
FreezerIberna
StoveCeast
StoveHeraeus (2x)
Vacuum stoveHeraeus
Flame resistanceOxygen indexStanton Redcroft
Flame testCeast
Tech. instrumentsElectronic balanceMettler (2x)
Electronic balanceFulgor Bilance
IR SpectrophotometryIR SpectrophotometerPerkin Elmer
ImpactIzod impactCeast
ImpactZwich
Izod-Charpy impactCeast
ViscosityMelf flow indexCeast
Melf flow maticCeast
RheometerCampana
PlastographBrabender
ViscosimeterBrookfield
ViscosimeterCampana
NotchEngraverCeast
EngraverCeast
FlammabilityInflammabilimeterCeast
Glow wireATS
Flexural testsDe MattiaCeast

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