Mechanical and Physical Testing of Polymers – Service by ipolytech

At ipolytech we are able to provide a wide range of mechanical/physical tests. The list below provides an indication of our standard test capabilities for plastic and rubber materials. For creep, fatigue and ageing please see our long term testing section.

If you would like to discuss a specific test programme please contact ipolytech.

Mechanical Tests

ipolytech provide mechanical services such as:

  • density
  • tensile strength and modulus (stadanrd and high speed tensile testing)
  • flexural strength and modulus
  • compressive strength
  • hydrostatic compression to 700bar
  • torsional modulus
  • Izod or Charpy impact
  • tensile impact
  • falling weight impact

Thermal Analysis/Characterisation

ipolytech provide thermal analysis/characterisation services such as:

  • heat distortion temperature (HDT)
  • Vicat softening point
  • crystalline melting point/Tg
  • melt flow index (MFI/MVR)
  • thermal expansion coefficient
  • heat reversion

Optical

ipolytech provide optical analysis services such as:

  • colour measurements (CIE LAB)
  • surface gloss
  • opacity

Electrical

ipolytech provide electrical services such as:

  • volume/surface receptivity
  • tracking index
  • dielectric strength

Fire Resistance

ipolytech provide fire resistance services such as:

  • UL 94 rating
  • limiting oxygen index
  • spread of flame

Other

ipolytech also provide:

  • Moisture vapour transmission rate determination (MVTR)

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