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 


Why Choose Element?

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. 


Understanding Composite Compression Test Methods

Composite compression testing is crucial for screening new materials and maintaining quality control. Discover common test methods and how they compare against each other.


Structural testing of composite components

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