Uncover the power of impact testing of polymers to boost your product's durability and performance. Element's expertise ensures reliability and safety across industries. Impact test your polymers and composites with us to elevate product safety and longevity, gaining a competitive edge without compromising integrity.


What is Impact testing of polymers and composites and why is it important? 

Product durability and safety are crucial across the aerospacepharmaceutical, and automotive industries, impacting consumer trust, regulatory compliance, and product reputation. Impact testing of polymers and composites, also known as non-metallic impact testing, is vital in achieving these standards. We assess sample resilience to impact loading through thorough evaluation procedures, replicating real-world conditions. By analyzing factors like deformation, fracture, and energy absorption, impact testing provides valuable insights into materials' mechanical properties and performance under stress. This empowers manufacturers and designers to make informed decisions about material selection, design optimization, and product improvement, ensuring adherence to stringent quality, safety, and performance standards. 


Benefits of Impact Testing of Polymers with Element 

  • Mitigate Risk: By identifying material weaknesses and vulnerabilities through impact testing, you can effectively mitigate risks and enhance product reliability. This can help strengthen your position in the competitive global market and improve overall product performance.
  • Meet Industry Compliance: Ensure your polymer-based products meet stringent quality standards and regulatory requirements. Impact testing offers empirical evidence of your product's quality, enabling you to demonstrate compliance and assure product integrity, avoiding costly recalls.
  • Make Informed Material Selections: Confidently choose materials that meet your product's needs by thoroughly evaluating their performance under impact loading conditions. Our experts are here to assist you in determining material properties, assessing suitability for use, and providing guidance in R&D, ensuring you make informed decisions for your project's success.
  • Validate your manufacturing process: Maintain the integrity of your manufacturing process by assessing polymer impact resistance at different production stages to ensure consistency and reliability.  


Understand your material’s capabilities 

Element's impact testing of polymers delivers crucial insights, encouraging informed decision-making in product design and development. Our ASTM and ISO test methods and advanced testing procedures certify that your components and materials meet rigorous requirements for impact strength, resistance, and energy absorption. By aligning design parameters with your material properties, we ensure that your products uphold the highest standards of quality and performance. Rest assured, for projects with unique needs or challenging requirements, our laboratories offer additional impact testing services that can be tailored to virtually any application. 

Enhance Longevity and Future Maintenance  

At Element, we advocate for a comprehensive approach to future product maintenance through our polymer and composite impact testing services. Our experts utilize methodologies to initially identify material limits and product weaknesses, offering invaluable insights into your long-term product performance. By leveraging this data, you can proactively implement strategic measures such as targeted, scheduled part replacement to enhance the longevity and performance of systems in the long term. This approach ensures that your products consistently meet the highest standards of quality and reliability, empowering you to stay ahead of maintenance challenges and optimize product lifecycle management. 

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Impact Testing of Polymers and Composites – Element’s Capabilities

Element provides a variety of impact strength testing methods tailored to your project needs. Our experts collaborate with you to determine the most suitable method for your material or product. Specializing in testing plastics, elastomers, and composites, we ensure comprehensive evaluation across various materials.

Additionally, we offer testing solutions for packaging, containers, telecommunications wire, cables, and connectors customized to your specific requirements. 

Our testing procedures include: 

  • Charpy and Izod Testing
  • Gardner Impact Testing (also known as Falling Dart Impact)
  • Multiaxial Impact (Instrumented Impact) Testing
  • DuPont Impact Testing
  • Tensile Impact Testing 


Why choose Element?  

Understand the potential of your materials with impact testing of polymers with Element. Whether you're in the aerospace, medical, or automotive industries, our tailored solutions ensure your products meet the highest standards. Our experts collaborate with you to select the perfect method, providing insights into how energy dynamics affect your equipment. We guarantee compliance and durability across polymers, elastomers, and composites with ASTM and ISO test methods. Our labs cater to specialized projects and requests, including testing packaging, containers, as well as telecommunications wire, cables, and connectors. 

Contact us today to elevate your product quality and performance.

American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM D256, ASTM D746, ASTM D1822, ASTM D2794, ASTM D3763, ASTM D4226, ASTM D4495, ASTM D4812, ASTM D5420, ASTM D6110, ASTM D7136, ASTM E23

British Standards

BS 131

International Standards Organization

ISO 179, ISO 180, ISO 6603-2, ISO 7765-1

Japanese Industrial Standards

JIS K 5600-5-3

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