Resource efficiency has been a driver to reduce film thicknesses across all flexible applications. The reduction of film thickness leads to a decrease in mechanical properties especially tensile forces in machine and cross direction. The aim of the study is to look at different polyethylene resin designs and film extrusion process settings to rebalance the tensile performance of the final film.
The candidate will first review existing literature on stretched structures with and without fillers. Based on the acquired knowledge they will define hypothesis and plan a design of experiments. Experiments will be run in our laboratory where stretched films will be produced. The final properties of the films will then be tested to verify the hypothesis. A project coach will be assigned to the student to supervise and support.
You are currently studying for a Master's Degree or equivalent in chemical engineering, material science, polymer science or chemistry.
You have a good working knowledge of English.
Any experience acquired in previous internships while working in a laboratory are a plus. A focus on safety is required as well as openness for a diverse environment. An individual contributor with is also a good team player is required. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for innovation and sustainability.