Mechanical analyses

Within the SPIC cluster a wide range of mechanical analyses are offered for polymeric materials. This includes more common analyses such as tenisilte tests (dog bones ISO 527), commpresion tests, impact tests etc.

The analyes can be performed on different kind of materials such as 3D printend or injection moulded dog bones on charpy notch specimens. Extruded films or foils. Other extreme dimensions are thick laminated plates.

A specialization of the SPIC cluster are filaments (yarns and monofilaments). For filaments we measure linear density in dTex (g/10.000 meter yarn), tensile strength (N), elongation at break (%) and breaking tenacity (mN/Tex). The breaking tenacity is the tensile strength normalized for the linear density. This means that this parameter allows comparison between yarns of different thicknesses.

Also time to failure measurements are commonly conducted here. Yarns are, in some applications, subjected to a constant load for long periods of time. Important to know is how long can a yarn be subjected to a specific load before it breaks. This load is often lower than the tensile strength. So it is smart to measure.

Below you find more details on certain mechanical analyses.

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Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)

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Polarized light microscopy

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Birefringence measurement (Sénarmont method)

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Purity Scanner PS25C

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Film Surface Analyser FSA100

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Zwick uni-axial displacement test – (e.g. tensile and compression)

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Vicat/HDT Softening temperature

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VWR Venti-line drying Oven

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Shore hardness durometer

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Moisture content measurement

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Zwick Melt Flow Index Tester

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Impact strength measurement system

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Density measurement

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Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter

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Ash Content Analysis

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Yarn friction measurements

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NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)

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Dynamic Vapour Sorption

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Yarn evenness (mass deviation)

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XRD (X-Ray Diffraction Analysis) Analysis Polymer

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Vacuum polymer drying

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Ubbelohde viscometer polymers

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Twist counter of Multifilament Yarns

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TNF measurements (temperature nuclei free)

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Time to failure method for polymer yarns

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Spin finish content determination of polymer yarns

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Solid state polymerization (SSP) rotary evaporator

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Shrinkage hot air (SHA), free shrinkage of Polymer Yarns

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Shrink force of Polymer Yarns, (R)HASF

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Rheometrics Dynamic Spectrometer (RDS)

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Using Refractive index during Condensation Polymerizations

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Pulse propagation method (PPM) for sonic modulus

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Polycondensation autoclave (1kg)

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Partisol (Particles In Solution)

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MFI & MVR (Melt Flow Index & Melt Volume Rate)

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Mechanical properties of yarns and filaments

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Liquid immersion density

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Linear density measurement of polymer yarns and cords

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Laboratory scale SSP equipment

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Isothermal DSC

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Hyper DSC (up to 500K/min)

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Hot water shrinkage (HWS)

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Hot stage microscopy (HSM)

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Hot air shrinkage (HAS) of polymer yarns and cords

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Heat capacity polymer determination

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Haake Polylab Rheotens

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Haake Polylab Kneader

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Haake Polylab Filmcasting

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Haake Polylab Filmblowing Polymer

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Haake Polylab Filament Extruder

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FTIR (Fourier Transformation Infrared Spectroscopy) Polymer

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Rothschild polymer yarn entanglement tester

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DMA – Dynamic mechanical analysis Polymer

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry Polymer (DSC)

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Davenport density gradient column

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Filament Count and cross section analyses

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Capillary rheometer Göttfert

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Brookfield Rheometer

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Birefringence measurement of yarns (Sénarmont method)

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