INP Toulouse / ENSIACET

Laboratory of Agro industrial Chemistry (LCA)

Description of the LCA:
The LCA works in the field of plant valorization, from the molecule characterization for their extraction and their chemical modification.

Approximately 100 people - including 30 PhD students and 40 research staff - are performing research designed to get in depth understanding of forming processes. In the field of polymers, the main research areas are:

  • Polymer physico-chemical characterization (molecular weight distribution, thermal properties…).
  •  Polymer extraction and purification
  •  Biomaterials production (microencapsulation, extrusion)
  • Polymer modifications (enzymatic, chemical)

 Description of the polysaccharide research activities:

  •  Extraction and purification by twin-screw extrusion and membrane/chromatographic processes.
  •  Polysaccharides as wall materials for microencapsulation
  •  Chemical modification of cellulosic materials (cellulose, wood)

Main pieces of equipments:

 DSC, DMA, NMR, FTIR, NIR, Raman
Extruders (single-screw, twin-screw), polymer injection moulding, prototype for stretch blow moulding, internal mixer, apillary/rotational/elongational rheometers, rheo-optical facilities. 

 

Contact:
Name: Carlos Vaca-Garcia
Email:
carlos.vacagarcia@ensiacet.fr
Phone: +33 5 34 32 35 03
 
Address:
4 allée Emile Monso BP 44362

31030 Toulouse Cedex 4 

Web site: www.chimieagroindustrielle.fr