Polymer testing and consultancy for plastics, additives with applications including aerospace, automotive, electronics, packaging and medical devices
For each polymer application, understanding which materials are optimal for their purpose allows accurate prediction of behaviour and performance over their lifecycle in real world conditions.
Each industry has standards relevant to polymer applications, and in some cases, compliance and certification are mandatory. Examples include Nadcap for aerospace or ISO 17025 for automotive industry polymers. Different industries have different needs, and we use the latest equipment and techniques to determine the behaviour and characteristics of polymers and composites materials.
When considering a polymer application, understanding how a material behaves over time allows us to assess its potential application and use. We can provide failure analysis of polymers and plastics and identify design faults or moulding issues. Our expertise can be applied to simple packaging films all the way through to advanced aerospace materials, and can be used as part of complex litigation cases. Polymeric materials tested include raw materials, polymer compounds, foams, structural adhesives and composites, fillers, fibres, films, membranes, emulsions, coatings, rubbers, sealing materials, adhesive resins, solvents, inks and pigments.
Our polymer application engineers and scientists possess the specialist industry knowledge which can bring you the insight you need to solve problems, progress product development, ensure compliance and achieve a successful market launch for these industries:
Whichever industry in which you work, Intertek offers extensive expertise in product analysis - or reverse engineering and competitor product analysis - through to integrated polymer testing and consultancy expertise for all types of plastic materials through our network of polymer laboratories located in Netherlands, UK, Switzerland and the USA.
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