Laboratory & Pilot Plant

Modifications according to the applications of the plastic granules and plastic profiles that Kunststoffwerk VOERDE produces and sells, are designed by the Technical Development / Laboratory.
An up-to-date laboratory with a computer-based colour measuring system, and an extensive range of testing and measuring devices is available.

Priorities in the laboratory:
  • Product development and adjustment
  • Development of colour formulations
  • Colour matching and in-process hue monitoring
  • Monitoring of the production processes and of the product quality
  • Problem and failure analysis
  • Incoming goods inspection of resins and raw materials
The pilot plant allows small-scale compounding, simulating mass production conditions. It allows to deal with issues regarding the development of recipes and processes prior to the scale-up to mass production.

Focal points of the development processes in the pilot plant:
  • Development of formulations
  • Production of sample material
  • Test and trial compounding
  • Test and trials to assess and to qualify
    • Free colour pigments
    • Colour, filling and reinforcements
    • Colour fastness
    • Light stability and UV resistance
    • Laser printability