Rubber & Plastic Failure Analysis Lab

Material failure analysis labs provide the systematic application of polymer chemistry principles and testing methods for determining the cause of rubber, plastics and coating failure analysis. As each test or analysis is performed it generates a framework of data which when interpreted tells what further tests need to be done. The framework converges on the cause of failure. Most failure analyses begin with light microscopy, video microscopy and scanning electron microscopy of the failure site. Information gathered here can give clues to the direction the investigation will go.

With a plethora of advanced instrumentation and testing equipment at Polyhedron Laboratories, the concept is to use the minimum amount of equipment which will give the maximum amount of information in the shortest period of time.