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Polymer Flexible Packaging Laboratory (PolyFlexPack Laboratory)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3703 Room: A-483 Pavillon principal

Research areas description

Development of polymer based flexible packaging, monolayer or multilayer (up to 9 layers in cast and 7 layers in blown), high barrier, machine direction orientation, corona surface treatment, multilayer  blown films, multilayer cast films, twin screw extrusion, antibacterial films, films with oxygen scavenging ability, multilayer films sealing, use of recycled content in films and sheets, development of mono-material multilayer films with high barrier and recyclable. Packaging antibacterial properties evaluation.

Research staff

Professors / researchers (2)
Number of graduate students: 7
Number of postdoctoral fellows :2
Number of research agents: 2

Specialized equipment

  • Mechanical testing (tensile and puncture) Instron Electropuls E-3000, with environmental chamber
  • Spectroscopy - Perkin Elmer FTIR Spectrum 65, ATR and Transmission
  • Spectroscopy - Perkin Elmer Microscope FTIR Spotlight 400, ATR and Transmission
  • Density - Micromeritics gas Pycnometer, volume 10cc
  • Gaz permeability - Mocon, O2 and H2O
  • Abdrasion equipment Geneq
  • Flex crack, equipment Vinatoru
  • Hot lamination - BJ Creation Inc.
  • Sealability - LakoTool, Hottack/Seal tester
  • Cast multilayer films extrusion (up to 5 and 9 layers )
  • Multilayer blown films (7 layers)
  • Thermal analysis: TA Instruments DSC Q2000, 2012
  • SEM microscopy and EDX: Hitachi Tabletop SEM TM3030 with EDX, 2016
  • Quorum Sputter Coater T ES, 2016
  • Thermogravimetry analysis : TA Instruments TGA Q500, 20XX
  • Corona treatment : Enercon CoronaFlex Deluxe (3kW) with unwind/rewind station, 2017
  • Machine direction Orientation Labtech LMDO-350, 2017
  • Antibacterial testing lab

External sources of funding

  • NSERC
  • RITA
  • Private partners

Press review about Polymer Flexible Packaging Laboratory (PolyFlexPack Laboratory)

August 5, 2019, Protégez-Vous, Capsules de détergent qui brisent les appareils : une légende urbaine? Selon Abdellah Ajji, professeur au Département de génie chimique de Polytechnique Montréal, « le produit, qui est aussi utilisé pour fabriquer des capsules de médicaments, est entièrement soluble dans l'eau et (...) ne présente pas de danger ».