Polymers | Elastomers | Composites

Our materials engineering capabilities expands across a wide range of plastic and polymeric materials, elastomers, composites, and manufacturing processes. Equipped with state-of-the-art testing laboratories and specialized tools, our engineers and technicians can expertly identify the characteristics and properties of many non-metallic materials.

Using advanced techniques, we can test the mechanical responses of materials under various conditions such as temperature, climate, impact, multi-axial tensile, fatigue, and chemical exposure to determine their effects on material behaviors including creep, physical and chemical aging, stress cracking, stress relaxation, and strain. Our engineers apply this material data to establish the most applicable materials to use and to verify that the material will perform as specified.

Our polymer laboratory is equipped with a variety of thermal analysis testing instruments including TGA , DSC , DMA , TMA and FTIR. In addition to the ability to fully characterize polymers, polymer composites and elastomers, we can conduct exposure–based aging investigations as a function of applied stress/strain, temperature and time. Standard exposure-based tests can include a combination of sustained and variable stress/strain in contact with operating fluid, explosive decompression and high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) aging in corrosive media, sterilization, physical aging, ultraviolet weathering, and simulated life cycle testing.

  • Physical Aging
  • Chemical Aging
  • HPHT Testing
  • Material Selection
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Material Characterization
  • Coatings
  • 3rd Party Reviews (Design Reviews)
  • Material Qualification (Norsok M-710, ASTM D471, etc.)
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