Non metallic materials include a wide range of composites, polymers, elastomers, vinyls, textiles, organic and non-organic compounds. Our engaged experts research, publish and work on the latest materials and techniques, and bring that knowledge to their clients in the form of customized test programs.
Non metallic materials can be evaluated for strength, flexibility, fatigue, and many of the other physical properties that metals are tested to. Understanding the limits of your material is vital in determining its integrity and useful lifespan.
Non Metallic Materials Testing Methods
Our Materials Testing experts cover a broad scope of materials, including but not limited to: Adhesives, Foam, Leather, Paints and Coatings, Paper Products, Rubber and Elastomers, Textiles, Vinyl and Rolled Goods.
We use multiple testing methods to accommodate a wide variety of product types and requirements, including:
- Abrasion Testing
- Air / Water Permeability
- Chemical Resistance
- Compression Testing
- Dimensional Inspection
- Flammability Testing
- Flexural Testing
- Hardness Testing
- Heat Deflection Temperature
- Impact Testing
- Odor Evaluation
- Ozone Testing
- Peel / Adhesion Testing
- Rheological Analysis
- Scratch Testing
- Surface Properties Testing
- Tensile Testing
The Element advantage
Our experts can pinpoint characteristics, help you select non metallic materials, test your samples to various industry standards or your own quality system, and work with you to turn the materials into better, stronger products.
For more information about our non metallic materials testing or to request a quote, contact us today.
ASTM D3039 Testing Considerations
Although it is a popular composite tensile testing method, there are a few considerations that must be made prior to performing ASTM D3039 testing. Read our article to learn more about 5 considerations for ASTM D3039 composite tensile testing.READ MORE
Understanding Composite Compression Test Methods
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Thermal Analysis (DSC, TMA, DMA, TGA)
Thermal analysis methods measure mechanical changes under differing temperatures and loads, and can pinpoint when and at what temperature significant thermal events occur.
Paint and Coating Material Testing Services
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Non-Metallic Material Failure Analysis
We conduct failure analyses of a wide range of advanced materials, including rubber, adhesives and sealants, paints/coatings and composite failure analysis.
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Element offers comprehensive capabilities to assist in determining root cause failure.
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