Polymer Testing Lab

MES offers mechanical and chemical testing of polymer materials.

The MES polymer testing lab offers a full mechanical test facility and FTIR chemical analysis. Polymer chemical and mechanical properties are measured for material verification, selection or to identify problems such as contamination, design faults, molding issues, stress overload, service conditions, or end user abuse.

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Our polymer lab also offers failure analysis, the process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the cause of premature degradation or fracture. Root cause analysis often involves an organized series of tests across multidisciplinary areas. By offering a complete testing laboratory, MES can quickly solve even the most complex failures within one facility. By determining the source of the failure, we can help to prevent future failures. We start by taking the necessary time to understand and characterize the problem thoroughly. The experience of our multi-discipline staff of scientists and engineers can quickly help determine the root cause of a polymeric failure.

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Surface Analysis
  • On Site Investigation
  • Oxidative Degradation
  • Chemical Attack
  • Adhesion Problems
  • Additive Issues
  • Voids and Blisters
  • Discoloration
  • Fracture Mode & Mechanism
  • ASM Handbook Volume 11
  • Accessibility to test area if field visit required
  • History of sample, if known