Material testing and evaluation

Material testing and evaluation are required for plastic products to check the design requirements, especially when these products are applied under severe conditions or for long periods. The feasibility of the design and the material selection including additives are obtained through mechanical, physical and chemical testing. The assessment of the durability and the expected lifetime given the operation conditions of a plastic product are based on long-term testing, theoretical evaluation and experience.

Material testing and evaluation are essential aspects for innovations within material selection, processing and product design. Current topics are quality assurance of plastic products produced using recycles materials and of plastic products with integrated functions e.g. integrated solar cells.
QS Testing offers specific expertise and laboratory facilities with regards to thermoplastics, thermosets,  (thermoplastic) elastomers and fibre-reinforced plastics (composites).  

Our Services

Laboratory facilities and expertise are available on:
•    Identification and characterisation of materials
•    Testing of mechanical, physical and chemical properties
•    Surface analysis, including fractures
•    Failure analysis on plastic products
•    Specific exposures and tests related to durability and lifetime prediction
The experimental programme, the assessment of lifetime or another activity is defined in close consultation with you.

More information

For more information regarding Material testing and evaluation or an informal quotation, please contact Mr. Jan Breen or Mr. Jorn Bronsvoort, through +31 (0)88 166 2000.

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