STEER POLYMER SCIENCE AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
THE ONE STOP FOR TESTING, CHARACTERISATION, VALIDATION AND CERTIFICATION
At STEER’s, NABL accredited, Polymer Science and Diagnostic Center (PSDC), we offer expertise across a range of speciality areas that add value to your business, all under a single roof. Whether its materials development, technology development, testing and characterisation, validation or certification, our PSDC caters to the holistic needs of the polymer industry and addresses issues relating to analysis. Besides being a knowledge bank, we partner with various organisations around the world to help create quality compounds and better products.
EXPERTISE ACROSS A RANGE OF SPECIALITY AREAS
To understand the flow behaviour of the material before it is converted into a finished product. These tests include determination of Melt Flow Index and Rheometry;
SHORT-TERM MECHANICAL TESTS
Including determination of mechanical properties where the effects of long times or cycles are not considered;
EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE
All physical properties of polymers change with variation in temperature. Plastics melt at higher than ambient temperature; however, melting temperature of different polymers are different and the applicability of different polymers depends on melting behaviour. Therefore, it is extremely important to know the effect of temperature on the plastic materials, especially when those are used at elevated temperature.
Measurement of magnetic properties is very important, especially when magnetic particles are added into polymer to impart magnetic susceptibility.
Electrical properties of polymers, elastomers, composites and plastic films are important to a range of industries like automotive, aerospace, construction, marine, packaging and consumer goods. Electrical tests are measurements of the resistivity, conductivity or charge storage either on the surface or through the material.
MEASUREMENT OF MOISTURE CONTENT
Moisture affects the morphology and mechanical properties of polymers. Moisture content of compounding ingredients should be well within the specification, as higher moisture content may adversely affect the performance of the polymeric goods.
The interaction between matter and radiated energy. Data is represented by a spectrum, a plot of the response of interest as a function of wavelength or frequency. It is a useful technique to identify unknown materials.
These tests evaluate the resistance of polymers to environmental conditions other than temperature and air. Liquids which have no significant effect on polymers in unstrained conditions can cause severe effects under strained conditions which results in failures.
MEASUREMENT OF MASS, DIMENSIONS & DENSITY
These are the most frequently done measurements in testing labs. They could be used as routine measurements for quality control or for checking of consistency or as essential parts of other physical tests.
an integral and an important part of testing and characterization. Careful and consistent sample preparation is necessary since most mechanical and physical properties vary significantly depending upon ways of sample preparation.
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