Plastics/Polymers Materials Testing
Testing, Analysis and Inspection of Plastics and Polymers
Engineering plastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonates, and polyamides are increasingly used in automotive and other high-performance applications. Shimadzu offers a complete range of instruments to characterize the composition and thermal and mechanical behavior of plastic materials.
Below are a few examples:
Instruments for Evaluations of Rubber and Plastics
Rubber and plastic products are used in a wide variety of areas. Evaluations of their basic performance and the components that determine their performance are indispensable for product development and quality control. Shimadzu not only offers a wide array of evaluation instruments, it also provides comprehensive support from application to after-sales service.
Solutions for Plastic Evaluation
Shimadzu instruments for solutions for plastic material evaluation including the evaluation of plastic materials, evaluation of raw materials, product evaluation, and product evaluation.
Tensile Properties of Rigid and Semi-rigid Plastics (ASTM D638 and ISO 527)
Every manufactured plastic is subjected to mechanical loading conditions throughout its operating lifetime. In order to prevent mechanical failure, it is imperative that the mechanical properties be determined and routinely verified to confirm that the material is suitable for the intended application. Tensile testing is one such method routinely used to determine the mechanical properties of plastics. Manufacturers, consumers, researchers and governing agencies are some examples of groups who perform tensile tests to ensure consistency, verify quality, and develop standards. Tensile tests are most commonly performed using a universal test frame, grips and an extensometer. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments offers a full line of test frames, grips and extensometers that meet or exceed the requirements outlined in testing standards such as ASTM D638 and ISO 527.
Testing and Characterization of Biodegradable Plastics
Biodegradable Plastics are plastics that are decomposed into low-molecular compounds by microorganisms in the environment. So they break down easily in nature, which is an opposite characteristic of petroleum-based plastics. They are recommended for single-use products. At this time, it is true they are inferior to petroleum-based plastics in the features of durability and functionality, so research and development of new materials is on going for a reliable solution.
Journals & Papers
Hypervelocity Impact Response of Polyethylene Plates
Jacob Rogers, Paul T. Mead, Khari Harrison, Kalyan Raj Kota, James D. Leaverton, Gavin Lukasik, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Justin W. Wilkerson, Thomas E. Lacy, Published Online:4 Jan 2021, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-0887
High‐toughness, environment‐friendly solid epoxy resins: Preparation, mechanical performance, curing behavior, and thermal properties
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2019, 137, 48596.
Synthesis, Characterization, and 3D Printing of an Isosorbide-Based, Light-Curable, Degradable Polymer for Potential Application in Maxillofacial Reconstruction
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng.
Wetting and localization of compatibilizers in biocomposites: A nanoscale evaluation and effects on physical properties
Available online 4 November 2019, 121963