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TSS (Technical Shared Service) - A Technical Platform and a Group of Expertise

Technical: Transversal expertise it owns and offers
Shared: Accessible to all Saint-Gobain business sectors
Service: Serving business and projects, collaborative to project teams

Material and Product Characterization:

  • Sample preparation: Jaw crusher, Disk grinder, Vibration grinder, BC Mortar, Precision Cutting, Mounting, Polishing, Sputter      coater
  • Chemical element analysis: ICP-OES, XRF, O/N and C/S analyzer, Wet chemistry
  • Polymer analysis: GCMS, GPC, FTIR
  • Powder characterization: Pycnometer, SSA, LPS, Hg-Porosimeter, water density
  • Thermal analysis: Dilatometer, TGA, DSC, DMA, STA, MFI, Rheometer
  • Mechanical test: UTS, HT-UTS, Laser extensometer, Vickers Hardness
  • Optical analysis: UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer, Optical Contact Angle, Polarized     Microscope, Stereo Microscope
  • Morphology & Composition: W-SEM/EDS, FE-SEM/EDS
  • Crystal structure: XRD
  • Aging test: Environmental chamber, …
  • Grinding tests for Abrasives, Grains and Powders
  • Machining: Machining center, Lathe, Driller, Grinder, Cutting
  • Image Analysis: To extract information from images / videos, including Size
    calibration & classification, Morphology analysis Dynamic inspection on
    transient events.
  • Access to SG Global R&D resources
  • Collaboration with Local Univ. / Research Institutes

Field Test:

  • Industrial furnace: endoscope inspection, waste gas analysis, dust sampling and analysis
  • Grinding: Grinding cycle analysis, Field Instrumentation System

Material Processing:

  • Inorganic: powder preparation, mixing, forming, sintering & heat treatment
  • Coating: layer stack design and deposition, to endow substrate with
    additional functions, like antireflection, self-cleaning,conductivity,
    anti-fogging, water-proof.

Technical Consulting:

  • Transversal team with expertise is various technical areas and deep under
    standing of industrial processes
  • Rich experience of trouble shooting and defect analysis
  • Benchmark and analyze competitive products in market
  • Training / Sharing to young engineers
  • Not just providing data, but knowledge.