Pay Per Use

In this modality member and non-member companies contract CAPP to perform a specific and well-defined amount of work, typically under the form of a Service Agreement. Typical tasks include processing and compounding proof-of-concept and/or trial tests, and rheological characterization of materials, and can either be billed by the hour, or as a total workpackage.

 

Hourly rates for 2012 are:

 

Equipment

Cost

Thermo Fisher TSE 24mm twin-screw extruder

1st day: $150/hour; 2nd day and after: $120/hour

Thermo Fisher Eurolab 16mm twin-screw extruder

1st day: $75/hour; 2nd day and after: $60/hour

Thermo Fisher Polylab + Rheomix single-screw extruder

1st day: $50/hour; 2nd day and after: $40/hour

Thermo Fisher Polylab + Rheomix mixer

1st day: $50/hour; 2nd day and after: $40/hour

Haake Minilab microcompounder and microextruder

1st four hours: $25/hour; After: $20/hour

Haake Minijet micro injection molding machine

1st four hours: $25/hour; After: $20/hour

Haake MARS III rotational rheometer

1st four hours: $15/hour; After: $10/hour

MARS III Rheo-FTIP and Rheoscope supplement

$10/hour

CSER/SER extensional rheometers

1st four hours: $15/hour; After: $10/hour

Haake CaBER extensional rheometer

1st four hours: $15/hour; After: $10/hour

TA Instruments AR 2000 rotational rheometer

1st four hours: $15/hour; After: $10/hour

TA Instruments CSL 50 rotational rheometer

1st four hours: $10/hour; After: $5/hour

Oven

$2.50/hour

 

 

The following discounts apply over the base rates:

1. CWRU and Federal: 60%
2. Tier 1 partners and former CWRU academia: 40%
3. Tier 2 partners: 20%
 

 

It is understood that no new IP is typiocally generated in this type of work, so prior company-owned IP is not affected.