Consultancy

An active consultancy wing of the Department caters to the needs of the polymer industries in the state. Some of the clients who utilised the services of the Department are: Baba Atomic Research Cetre (BARC), National Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, Eindhoven Technical University, the Netherlands, etc. Apart from taking up full fledged consultancy works, the Department also caters to the testing and characterisation requirement of the industry.

The samples for testing can be submitted to the Department in person or by post/ courier. The results will be sent to the client by e mail/ post. A nominal charge will be levied which can be paid online. (A/c: The Head, Dept od PS & RT, No. 57014638990, State Bank of India, IFSC: SBIN 0070235, Cochin University Campus Branch). The details is given below.

For more details please contact  hodpsrt@cusat.ac.in or contact at 484- 2575723/ 2577747( fax).


Sl No. Instrument/ Test Tariff*
(Rupees)
1 Abrasion ( Moulding & Testing ) 750
2 Ageing studies 1500
3 Alkalinity 750
4 Ash content 1500
5 Brookfield Viscometer 1500
6 Carbon black content 2250
7 Compression Set 1125
8 Cure time 1000
9 De Mattia Flex crack resistance 1500
10 Dirt Content 1125
11 DMA (TA Instruments) 2250
12 DMA (with low temperature) 4500
13 DRC (:Latex) 750
14 DSC (TA Instruments) 3000
15 Filler content 2250
16 GPC 3750
17 Hake Rheocord (mixing) 1500
18 Hake Rheocord ( extrusion) 2250
19 Hand injection moulding 750
20 Hardness (Shore A) 450
21 Heat Deflection Temperature 2250
22 Heat build up 1500
23 Impact Test 750
24 Injection moulding - automatic(per day) 7500
25 Infrared Spectrometer (Bruker), ZnSe ATR 1500
26 Kiethley Nanovolt meter 750
27 Melt Flow Indexr 750
28 Mechanical Stability Tester (latex) 1125
29 Nitrogen content 1500
30 Optical microscope with Hot stage 1125
31 Optical microscope with polariser 1500
32 PH 375
33 Polymer Identification 1500
34 Pour point 750
35 Purity testing (compounding ingredients) 1500
36 Refractive Index 750
37 Resilience 600
39 Ross Flex 1500
40 Tear Strength 1125
41 Compression Moulding 600
42 Acetone Extraction 1500
43 Tensile strength (Average of  5 samples) 1125
44 Tensile strength (including moulding) 2250
45 Thermogravimetry 1500
46 Total Solid Content 600
47 Two roll mixing mill ( per hour) 2250
48 UV VIS ( with standard solution calibration) 1500
49 UV VIS Spectrophotometer ( single run) 750
50 Volatile Fatty Acid content 1500
51 Viscotester (Rheology of plastics) 3000
Paint Testing  
52 Dry Film thickness 1000
53 Specific gravity 500
54 Spread 1500
55 UV resistance 1000
56 Ignition loss 400
57 Mesh size 300
58 Moisture content 500
59 Particle size 1000
*A concession of 40% will be allowed for research scholars who do not get scholarship, as certified by the HOD