Vicat Softening Temperature

The Vicat softening temperature is the temperature at which a flat-ended needle penetrates the specimen to the depth of 1 mm under a specific load.

Stereomicroscope

The stereo or stereoscopic or dissecting microscope is an optical microscope designed for low magnification observation of a sample.

XRF

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is the emission of characteristic "secondary" (or fluorescent) X-rays from a material that has been excited by bombarding with high-energy X-rays or gamma rays.

Accelerated aging tests

The aging of textiles, composites and plastics under the influence of light, temperature and humidity, causes changes in their appearance (decolouration, yellowing, loss of glossiness) and in their physical and chemical properties, often to the point of material failure.
Outdoor textiles, fibre-reinforced composites for wind turbines, cars, trains or airplanes parts and many consumer products demand high long life stability.

SiRoPAD

The sIRoPAD scans the samples distributed on the reflection plate in a continuous pass, measures and saves the results both as a complete file with all information or as Excel files via USB or WLAN on the PC.

Universal tester

The universal tester is used to determine the tensile stress diagram, the bending modulus and compression force of plastic samples

TGA

TGA is an analytical method that measures the changes in weight of a test sample during a heating process.

Rotational rheometry

Rotational rheometry is a powerful technique for the measurement of complex shear rheology across all material types – sensitive enough to measure the viscosity of dilute polymer solutions, and yet robust enough to measure the viscoelasticity of high modulus polymers or composites

Rheotens®

The Rheotens® technology has proven its efficiency to provide very reproducible and accurate measurements. It is also possible to determine slight differences in molecular structure which cannot be found by other methods.

MFR

The Melt Flow Rate measures the ease of flow of melted plastic and represents a typical index for Quality Control of thermoplastics.