Materials Analysis & Lab Testing

Polymers, Composites & Ceramics Analysis & Testing

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Our in-house laboratory supports our polymer and composite experts to provide comprehensive analyses of plastics, rubbers, adhesives, fibers, composites, and coatings from a wide variety of industries and applications.

Our capabilities include stress analysis; analysis of degradation and related environmental exposure factors; evaluation of cracks, fractures, and environmental stress cracking; and failure analysis. We can also identify and evaluate manufacturing defects, issues related to polymer design and compounding, and coating failures such as surface preparation and coating application deficiencies.
Our laboratory experts specialize in developing and conducting individual testing procedures designed to meet the unique requirements of each investigation.

Our Services
  • Deformulation of Polymer Material
  • Destructive Testing
  • Environmental Stress Cracking Testing
  • Fractography
  • Material Characterization - Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Material Characterization - Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Material Characterization - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Material Characterization - Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)
  • Material Characterization - High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Material Characterization - Standard Wet Chemistry Methodologies
  • Nondestructive Examinations - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Nondestructive Examinations - Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Nondestructive Examinations - Leak Testing
  • Nondestructive Examinations - Micro Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Optical, Stereo & Scanning Electron Microscopy
Our Professionals
  • Chemists
  • Materials Scientists
  • Mechanical Engineers
Our Team is Engaged in Matters Involving
  • Adhesives
  • Building & Construction Materials, Including Wood
  • Coatings
  • Consumer Products (e.g., Sporting Goods, Hand Tools, Chairs)
  • HVAC Components
  • Medical Devices
  • Paints
  • Plumbing Materials & Components
  • Power Grid Infrastructure
  • Roadway Surfaces
  • Transport Pipelines
  • Vehicle Components
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