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Polymer analysis


The analysis of the samples is carried out in the institute's laboratory (chemical, microbiological and physical laboratory) as follows:

Mechanical analysis

  • Tensile test
  • Compression test
  • Three-point bending test
  • Notch impact test
  • Shore hardness

Microscopy

  • Light optical microscope
  • SEM
  • 3D-Confocal microscope
  • Preparation of samples e.g. microtome sections

Polymer analysis

  • DSC (melting point, glass transition temperature, crystallization)
  • TG-IR (decomposition products, plasticizers)
  • ICP (mass spectrometry)

Application tests

  • Antimicrobial efficacy according to DIN and ASTM
  • Aging of polymers
  • Discoloration, shadowing effects, translucence
  • Discharge of residual monomers
  • Wear behavior

To offer additional analysis methods we cooperate with universities and other institutes.