POLYMER AND RUBBER AGING AND TESTING SERVICES

POLYMER DEGRADATION AGING STUDIES

Polymer degradation is a change in the properties—tensile strength, color, shape of a material or product under extreme environmental conditions. The changes in properties are termed “aging” and can be studied to predict the life of the part or a component.

Polymers and Non-linear Materials: 

For polymers like plastics, rubbers, and typical composites, which are viscoelastic and have time dependent mechanical properties aging studies are an effective method to understand the long term deterioration in material properties. The aging studies can be used to predict the deterioration in the performance of the part in critical applications.

AdvanSES can provide the following types of test data to understand the aging of materials;

 

MATERIAL PROPERTIES TESTING

Material and Product Testing Services (DMA)

  • strain at Failure
  • Modulus AT 100 %
  • Modulus AT 300 %
  • Tan Delta
  • Tear Strength
  • Stress vs. Strain Curves
  • Loss Modulus E”
  • Storage Modulus E”
  • Material Stiffness