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Facilities Available for Use - Materials Testing

The Process Development Center offers many different¬†testing services to support our clients’¬†research and development¬†projects. Our researchers and scientists routinely analyze raw materials, process samples, extracts, effluents, and final products using a range of analytical techniques. We determine the properties of pulp and paper products using industry standard test methods and environmental conditions. Custom test devices and wet lab facilities are available to serve the specific needs of our clients.

The PDC also performs a wide range of image analysis and microscopy, including characterizing fiber morphology and digital imaging at the nano-scale.

Testing can be performed in real-time during refining, coating, extraction, and paper machine trials. The PDC’s labs also provide rapid response and problem solving support for mill trials, production interruptions and other situations requiring timely resolution.


To begin scheduling your work, select the page below that best fits your testing needs or visit our Planning Your Project page.

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Contact Information

The Process Development Center
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2281 | Fax: 207.581.4174
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System