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Performance Polymers

Laboratory for Materials Testing

The Laboratory for materials testing is responsible for the execution and the assessment of a large number of plastics-related tests. Our main task is to satisfy the demand of internal customers for testing and consulting. Due to our accreditation according to ISO 17025, we can offer our services also to external customers.

Our range of services includes the complete cycle of test specimen preparation, conditioning, testing, evaluation and reporting. The test specimens are prepared on production cells featuring automatic mold interchange and integrated finishing. Standard tests, such as tensile tests, flexural tests, flexural impact tests, penetration tests,  DSC, TGA and viscosity number, are conducted on automatic testing equipment. This guarantees a high level of reproducibility and operating constancy. Furthermore, tensile tests, flexural impact tests and penetration tests can be carried out over broad temperature ranges relevant to the application. 

Quality Criteria

All tests are carried out in accordance with the following quality criteria:

  • ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”
  • ISO 9001 “Quality systems – Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing”
  • ISO/TS 16949 “Quality systems – Automotive suppliers – Particular requirements for application of ISO 9001:2000”

The materials testing laboratory is accredited by DakkS – Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (Registration No. PL-14121-04).