About Element Hitchin - Materials Testing

Element Hitchin (Materials Testing) has over 25 years of experience in delivering world-class materials expertise in polymers, elastomers, thermoplastics, composites and structural adhesive related testing services to the Energy, Aerospace, Transportation, Medical and Energy sectors.

Element Hitchin’s highly qualified polymer and other advanced materials experts provide a comprehensive range of highly specialized services to clients from across the world - from Australia, China and Europe to India, the Middle East, North America, South America and the UK.

These services include:

  • Fluid exposures
  • High pressure gas testing
  • Accelerated ageing
  • Mechanical testing
  • Finite Element Modelling
  • Seals and sealing technology
  • Life prediction
  • Failure analysis
  • Independent inspections

Bespoke Tests

Element Hitchin also has many years experience in designing, building and operating fixtures, rigs and pressure vessels for application-specific testing and
qualification. Examples include:

  • XHPHT (2000 bar), (300°C)
  • Permeation, diffusion studies
  • Cold testing
  • Extrusion
  • Visual observation of materials and small seals in pressurised fluids


Approvals, accreditations and documents

  • Element Hitchin IECEE CBTL TL0278
    PDF - 170.96 KB View
  • Hitchin ISO 17025 UKAS Certificate
    PDF - 1.24 MB View
  • Hitchin ISO 17025 UKAS Scope
    PDF - 25.01 KB View
  • Hitchin ISO 9001 BSI Certificate
    PDF - 518.97 KB View
  • Hitchin Operational Health and Safety Management Certificate
    PDF - 1.05 MB View
  • Hitchin Rolls Royce Aerospace UK Certificate of Approval
    PDF - 67.99 KB View
  • Hitchin Rolls Royce Nuclear Sector Submarines Certificate of Approval
    PDF - 67.66 KB View
  • Hitchin SPTL
    PDF - 357.17 KB View

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