Test equipment

In our well-equipped laboratory, we test material properties on all our materials and ensure that we produce the right color according to the customer’s wishes. More information about some of our testing methods is found below. 

Measuring antistatic properties

Measuring antistatic properties

A sample is charged with static electricity, after which the charge decay is measured during a set time period.

Flammability - GWT

Flammability - GWT

A glow wire is heated to a set temperature on which a sample is placed. The result shows how well the material handles such a stress.

Flammability - UL-94

Flammability - UL-94

A sample is put above an open flame according to the UL-94 specifications.

Scratch resistance

Scratch resistance

The equipment creates a grid pattern which is then measured in a colour spectrophotometer.

DSC

DSC

The DSC can give information about the condition of the material.

Gas chromatograph with Headspace

Gas chromatograph with Headspace

Analyzes hydrocarbon emissions from plastic materials.

FTIR

FTIR

FTIR analyzes the composition of the plastic material.

Tensile and flexural testing

Tensile and flexural testing

The properties are tested by applying a load for a given time period.

Colour spectrophotometer

Colour spectrophotometer

With the colour spectrophotometer an accurate colour measurement is possible.

Weather simulation - WoM

Weather simulation - WoM

The method simulates how the material changes due to different weather conditions.

Rheology

Rheology

The equipment measures a materials rheological data (viscosity).

XRF

XRF

With the XRF equipment we can ensure that our recycled raw materials do not contain any heavy metals.

Charpy (Impact Strenght)

Charpy (Impact Strenght)

A pendulum hits the specimen and the energy that is absorbed gives a value of a material’s impact strength.

Melt Flow Index (MFI/MFR)

Melt Flow Index (MFI/MFR)

Molten material is pressed through a capillary under a set temperature and load, to measure a material’s flow ability.

Light Microscope

Light Microscope

With our light microscope we can zoom in on surfaces and cross sections to analyze how a material looks close up.

HDT/VICAT

HDT/VICAT

With this equipment a materials properties in elevated temperatures are measured.