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Plastics, Polymers and Elastomers

Plastics, polymers and elastomers touch every aspect of our lives. We are surrounded by these materials, and what’s more they are here to stay. The plastics & polymer industry is the fastest growing industry in the world. More and more new products appear on the market every year promising better performance at low cost.
 
But these products can only live up to their expectations if they are produced correctly and validated for their end use. Even with such advanced technology problems frequently occur, such problems may appear to be as simple as the wrong colour material or as serious as a complete product failure.
 
Failures of these materials manifest themselves in many ways, some resulting from the mixing of raw ingredients whilst others may be due to the formulation or environmental factors.
 
If you have encountered some of these problems or require assistance please contact us. We may be able to help with the following:
 
  • Identification of generic polymer
  • Compatibility with other materials
  • Identification of additives
  • Effects of contamination
  • Plasticiser migration
  • Thermal degradation
  • UV degradation
  • Problems with curing
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