Why testing alternative and post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials matters

If you are considering changing your material or compound, or even simply switching supplier, it is vital to have accurate data on your alternative materials. Comparative performance data will help you predict the longevity of products manufactured from the material, confirm whether your material meets a performance specification or provide performance data for that material allowing you to offer guarantees for its use. It will also help you identify any contaminants and mitigate their impact on visual acceptance and mechanical performance. All compounds react differently so it is imperative you have a full understanding of these.

How can Smithers help

Our global laboratories are able to perform standard and bespoke testing to match your needs. From new material assessments through to PCR material testing, Smithers can support. Our Polymer Material Properties testing includes:
  • Izod Impact
  • Density
  • UV Stability
  • Filtration of contaminates
  • Brittleness
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Hardness Properties
  • Tensile Properties
  • Particle Size
  • Residual Humidity
  • Ash Content
  • MFR
  • Bulk Density
  • Colour
  • Recycled Content
  • Flexural Properties
  • Impact Strength
  • FTIR
  • GPC
  • DSC
Contact us today to find out more about how we can support you with the testing of sustainable materials.
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