Hardness of Plastics and Rubbers

Hardness is defined as a material’s resistance to permanent indentation. It is one of the most measured parameters and often reported on technical data sheets of plastics and rubbers.

GPC

Gel permeation chromatography is a size based (molecular length) separation technique.

FTIR

IR (infrared)-spectroscopy is a form of spectroscopy which is specifically active in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectra.

DSC

DSC is a thermal analysis technique which couples temperature and heat shift to material transitions, in function of time and temperature in a controlled environment.

DTMA

Analytical method to determine the thermo-mechanical properties, under a dynamic load, of a plastic during heating and cooling.

Cross-Cut tester

The cross-cut test is a method for determining the resistance of paints and coatings to separation from substrates by utilizing a tool to cut a right angle lattice pattern into the coating, penetrating all the way to the substrate.

Charpy & Izod Impact tests

There are two types of test use for testing the Impact resistance of any material one is Izod Impact resistance test and other is Charpy Impact resistance test. Both of them use the same principle to test the Impact resistance of any material but still there are may difference in them and our today's article will show these difference between Izod and Charpy Impact testing

TABER® Abrasion tester

The TABER Abraser (Abrader) is used to perform accelerated wear testing on plastics, coatings, laminates, leather and other materials.

TABER® Shear / Scratch tester

Method to determine the resistance to shearing, scratching, gouging, marring, scraping and engraving of a variety of flat, rigid specimens.

Accelerated weathering of plastics

Ultraviolet radiation, temperature, and moisture contribute to material degradation of products exposed to the elements. Accelerated weathering tests simulate these conditions using special environmental chambers and instruments in order to speed up the weathering process and to measure its effects on parts, components, products, and materials.