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Asia Pacific
Performance Polymers

Laboratory for Parts Testing, Optimization and Joining Technologies

We work on complex technical challenges in the field of plastics development and application. For this, a variety of test equipment as well as facilities for different joining technologies are available. We provide technical support for development and sales for all BASF sites and for customers worldwide.

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BASF supports the entire design process by providing a complete development environment, starting from design support and CAE methods in the early stages up to validation experiments and experimental parts optimization in the later design phases.

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Ultratest™ includes many different destructive and non-destructive testings and analyses.
Among these are the following:

  • Ageing under influence of heat, climate and/ or chemicals (also explosion-proof)
  • Temperature shock tests (also explosion-proof)
  • Static tests under different mechanical loads (also with temperature and humidity control)
  • Impact tests (crash, drop test, head impact, stone impact)
  • Vibration and shock tests by electrodynamic shakers (optionally with superimposed temperature and climate profiles, internal pressure load, flow through)
  • Static and transient burst pressure tests (also at low or elevated temperatures)
  • Cyclic internal pressure tests with superimposed temperature or climate profiles
  • Flow tests without/with pressure cycles, superimposed temperature profiles and temperature differences fluid / environment
  • Tightness tests
  • Acoustic analyses on material and parts level (e.g. sound absorption, acoustic emission, noise analysis)
  • Modal analyses
  • Optical measuring techniques (3D digitalization of parts, 3D deformation analyses under mechanical and thermal loading, analysis of short term dynamics with the aid of high-speed cameras)
  • Contactless temperature field measurements
  • Non-destructive structural analyses by means of industrial computer tomography
  • Tests with specific equipment (in-house development and CAD design) according to customer requirements

 

Ultrajoin™ includes support regarding the following techniques:

 

Welding

  • Hot gas welding
  • Hot plate welding
  • IR welding
  • Laser welding (incl. laser transparency measurement)
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Vibration welding

 

Adhesive bonding

Snap joining

Screw joining

Special technologies

Laser marking

 

Simulation – manufacturing – testing:

We offer further services for developing your plastic component:
Ultrasim® – CAE for BASF plastics
Materials testing