The LRCCP in brief
For over 70 years, the LRCCP (Laboratoire de Recherches et de Contrôle du Caoutchouc et des Plastiques - French Rubber and Plastics Research and Testing Laboratory) has specialized in research, testing and consulting services in the field of rubber and polymers.
The LRCCP offers a wide range of tailor-made services that allow it, in complete confidentiality, to meet the varied needs of companies which produce or use rubber and polymer materials or parts.
The LRCCP's activities are divided into "private services" (80% of turnover) and "studies, research and missions of general interest" (20%), jointly financed by the SNCP (Syndicat national du caoutchouc et des polymères - French Rubber and Polymer Industry Association) and the CETIM (Centre technique des industries mécaniques - French Technical Center for the Mechanical Industry).
Awarded COFRAC (Comité français d'accréditation - French Committee for Accreditation) testing accreditation according to the ISO/CEI/17025 reference standard, under no.1-0076.
Key facts & figures
- €4.1 million in sales of private services
- €1.1 million in general studies
- 42 people, 80% of whom are doctors, engineers and technicians
- 400 client companies
10 skills fields
- Materials design
- Polymer mechanics
- Long-term behavior of materials
- Testing, certification and approval
- Physico-chemical analysis
- Consulting services
- Technical support
- Scientific promotion and intelligence
- Reference products
- Research & Development
The skills fields developed by the LRCCP allow it to operate throughout the entire life cycle of rubber and polymer products, from design through to the recovery of end-of-life products, and including manufacturing and maintenance.
The polymer partner for high-tech industries
The LRCCP's expertise in polymers is requested by major industrial prime manufacturers, medium-sized companies and SMEs. Requests for studies, testing, consulting services and support come from a very wide range of business sectors, the most significant of which are energy (nuclear, petroleum and gas research, etc.), rubber (processing, recycling, etc.) and transport (aeronautical, aerospace, railroad, automotive, etc.).
The LRCCP Board of Directors
The LRCCP organization chart