Range of Service offering A - Z

Our offer includes both routine examinations as well as individual solutions.

A

Abrasion

Abrasion (DIN, ISO), Wear behaviour

Our Service:

  • Determination of the abrasion loss of elastomers in accordance with ISO and DIN (apperatus: Hauser).

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Adhesion

Rubber-fabric, cohesion strength, rubber-metal, adhesion, adhesive strength

Our Service:

Measurement of rubber/rubber, rubber,textile and rubber/metal adhesion according ISO, DIN and ASTM. The influences of tissue-care-prducts as well as the influence of release agents is detectable via a DIK-method.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Adhesive strength

Rubber-fabric, cohesion strength, rubber-metal, adhesion, adhesive strength

Our Service:

Measurement of rubber/rubber, rubber,textile and rubber/metal adhesion according ISO, DIN and ASTM. The influences of tissue-care-prducts as well as the influence of release agents is detectable via a DIK-method.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Ageing

Ageing, Hot air ageing, Thermal ageing

Our Service:

  • Thermal ageing in hot air ovens in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. For Arrhenius live-time preditions the ageing could be performed in dependence of time and temperature.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

B

Ball impression hardness

Hardness, Shore hardness, micro hardness, ball impression hardness

Our Service:

Measurement of IRHD - and Shore - hardness in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

C

Carbon black dispersion

Dispersion, carbon black dispersion, silica dispersion, filler dispersion, filler distribution

Our Service:

Detection of the filler-dispersion (macro-dispersion) on vulcanizates and compounds. The DIK method (DIAS=Dispersion Index Analysis System) is developed according the ASTM 2663. The agglomerate-sizes, agglomerate-diameters, particle-distribution, fractal dimensions and the coefficients of dispersions are detectable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Cohesion strength

Rubber-fabric, cohesion strength, rubber-metal, adhesion, adhesive strength

Our Service:

Measurement of rubber/rubber, rubber,textile and rubber/metal adhesion according ISO, DIN and ASTM. The influences of tissue-care-prducts as well as the influence of release agents is detectable via a DIK-method.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Compounding

Compounding, compound development, material development

Our Service:

One of the main topics of developement is the customer oriented developement of rubber compounds. Under absolut confidelity the compounds are designed, mixed, crosslinked and characterized.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Compression set

Compression set, Permanent deformation

Our Service:

Evaluation of compression sets of elastomers in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. The height of the static deformation is choosen on demand. The measurement on small specimen is possible by conducting special specimen-holder.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Cracking ozone

Ozone-resistance, Cracking (ozone), Resistance (ozone)

Our Service:

Determination of static and dynamic (up to 0.5 Hz) ozone-resistance of elastomers in accordance with ISO; DIN and ASTM. Conditioning, temperature, duration and ozone-concentration are variable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Creep (Permament deformation)

Creep, Compression set, Permanent deformation

Our Service:

Evaluation of compression sets of elastomers in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. The height of the static deformation is choosen on demand. The measurement on small specimen is possible by conducting special specimen-holder.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Curemeter

Curemeter, cure speed, vulcanization speed, rheometer, kinetic (vulcanization)

Our Service:

Detection of the "vulcanization speed" (conversion) in dependence of temperature with rotor-less rheometers (curemeter). This test is performed in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. Determination of conversion-speed, reversion and scorch.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Cure speed

Curemeter, cure speed, vulcanization speed, rheometer, kinetic (vulcanization)

Our Service:

Detection of the "vulcanization speed" (conversion) in dependence of temperature with rotor-less rheometers (curemeter). This test is performed in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. Determination of conversion-speed, reversion and scorch.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

D

Density determination

Density

Our Service:

Measurement of density of compounds, elastomers, polmers etc. in accordance with DIN (natural draft method).

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Dispersion

Dispersion, carbon black dispersion, silica dispersion, filler dispersion, filler distribution

Our Service:

Detection of the filler-dispersion (macro-dispersion) on vulcanizates and compounds. The DIK method (DIAS=Dispersion Index Analysis System) is developed according the ASTM 2663. The agglomerate-sizes, agglomerate-diameters, particle-distribution, fractal dimensions and the coefficients of dispersions are detectable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

E

Elongation at break

Tensile strength, elongation at break, moduli, Mooney-Rivlin-Constant

Our Service:

Performance of tensile-stress-strain measurements for the determination of tensile strength, elongation at break (ultimate elongation) and moduli at various elongations.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

F

Filler dispersion

Dispersion, carbon black dispersion, silica dispersion, filler dispersion, filler distribution

Our Service:

Detection of the filler-dispersion (macro-dispersion) on vulcanizates and compounds. The DIK method (DIAS=Dispersion Index Analysis System) is developed according the ASTM 2663. The agglomerate-sizes, agglomerate-diameters, particle-distribution, fractal dimensions and the coefficients of dispersions are detectable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Filler distribution

Dispersion, carbon black dispersion, silica dispersion, filler dispersion, filler distribution

Our Service:

Detection of the filler-dispersion (macro-dispersion) on vulcanizates and compounds. The DIK method (DIAS=Dispersion Index Analysis System) is developed according the ASTM 2663. The agglomerate-sizes, agglomerate-diameters, particle-distribution, fractal dimensions and the coefficients of dispersions are detectable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Flexometer test

Flexometer test, dynamic behavior, permanent deformation, creep (dynamic), Goodrich

Our Service:

Detection of the machical behavior of elastomers with the aid of a Goodrich-compression-flexometer. This test is performed in dependence to pre-deformation, deformation amplitude, temperature and test duration.
It is possible to measure the following properties:

  • Dynamic flow
  • compression set after dynamic load
  • dynamic deformation
  • heat-build-up

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

G

Goodrich

Flexometer test, dynamic behavior, permanent deformation, creep (dynamic), Goodrich

Our Service:

Detection of the machical behavior of elastomers with the aid of a Goodrich-compression-flexometer. This test is performed in dependence to pre-deformation, deformation amplitude, temperature and test duration.
It is possible to measure the following properties:

  • Dynamic flow
  • compression set after dynamic load
  • dynamic deformation
  • heat-build-up

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Graves

Graves, tear resistance

Our Service:

Determination of tear-strength in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. Possible geometries are trousers or Graves (with and without pre-cut).

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

H

Hardness

Hardness, Shore hardness, micro hardness, ball impression hardness

Our Service:

Measurement of IRHD - and Shore - hardness in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

High pressure capillary viscometry

High pressure capillary viscometry, viscosity, flow exponent, shear rate, shear stress, shear thinning

Our Service:

Determination of rubber viscosity (compound, polymer) in dependence of shear-rate and temperature. Detection of flow-exponent and yield stress. The measurement of wall-slip and stick-slip effects is possible. The correction of the viscosity according Rabinowitch and Bagley is made. The in-line correction of the turbulent flow inlet pressure reduction is possible via a special capillar.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

I

Inspection

Failure Analysis, Inspection

Our Service:

Chemical and physical inspection and analysis of rubber parts with failures to evaluate the reason of failure.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

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M

Micro hardness

Hardness, Shore hardness, micro hardness, ball impression hardness

Our Service:

Measurement of IRHD - and Shore - hardness in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Moduli

Tensile strength, elongation at break, moduli, Mooney-Rivlin-Constant

Our Service:

Performance of tensile-stress-strain measurements for the determination of tensile strength, elongation at break (ultimate elongation) and moduli at various elongations.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Mooney-Scorch

Mooney-scorch, Scorch, Viscosity, Pre-vulcanization

Our Service:

Determination of compound or polymer viscosity to evaluate the process ability. The measurement will be done in accordance with ISO and DIN (Mooney-viscometer).
At evaluated temperatures Mooney-scorch measurements could be done to give information on the pre-vulcanization of compounds.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

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Ozone-resistance

Ozone-resistance, Cracking (ozone), Resistance (ozone)

Our Service:

Determination of static and dynamic (up to 0.5 Hz) ozone-resistance of elastomers in accordance with ISO; DIN and ASTM. Conditioning, temperature, duration and ozone-concentration are variable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

P

Permanent deformation

Compression set, Permanent deformation

Our Service:

Evaluation of compression sets of elastomers in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. The height of the static deformation is choosen on demand. The measurement on small specimen is possible by conducting special specimen-holder.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Preparation (test specimen)

Preparation (test specimen)

Our Service:

Preparation of elastomer specimen for physical testing in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. The preparation could be done by means of cutting, dragging, drilling and punching.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Pre-vulcanization

Viskosity (Mooney), Scorch, Pre-vulcanization, Mooney-Scorch

Our Service:

Determination of compound or polymer viscosity to evaluate the process ability. The measurement will be done in accordance with ISO and DIN (Mooney-viscometer).
At evaluated temperatures Mooney-scorch measurements could be done to give information on the pre-vulcanization of compounds.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

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R

Rebound resilience

Rebound resilience

Our Service:

Determination of rebound-resilience of elastomers in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Resistance (oil)

Swelling, Resistance (oil), Volume change, Weight change

Our Service:

Determination of the behavior of elastomers against contact-media. Measurement of the volume- and weight- swelling ratio according to ISO, DIN and ASTM. The detection of the changes in physical values is possible.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Resistance (ozone)

Ozone-resistance, Cracking (ozone), Resistance (ozone)

Our Service:

Determination of static and dynamic (up to 0.5 Hz) ozone-resistance of elastomers in accordance with ISO; DIN and ASTM. Conditioning, temperature, duration and ozone-concentration are variable.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Rubber-fabric

Rubber-fabric, cohesion strength, rubber-metal, adhesion, adhesive strength

Our Service:

Measurement of rubber/rubber, rubber,textile and rubber/metal adhesion according ISO, DIN and ASTM. The influences of tissue-care-prducts as well as the influence of release agents is detectable via a DIK-method.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Rubber-metal

Rubber-fabric, cohesion strength, rubber-metal, adhesion, adhesive strength

Our Service:

Measurement of rubber/rubber, rubber,textile and rubber/metal adhesion according ISO, DIN and ASTM. The influences of tissue-care-prducts as well as the influence of release agents is detectable via a DIK-method.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

S

Scorch

Mooney-Scorch, Scorch, Viscosity, Pre-vulcanization

Our Service:

Determination of compound or polymer viscosity to evaluate the process ability. The measurement will be done in accordance with ISO and DIN (Mooney-viscometer).
At evaluated temperatures Mooney-Scorch measurements could be done to give information on the pre-vulcanization of compounds.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Scorch-viscosity

Mooney-Scorch, Scorch, Viscosity, Pre-vulcanization

Our Service:

Determination of compound or polymer viscosity to evaluate the process ability. The measurement will be done in accordance with ISO and DIN (Mooney-viscometer).
At evaluated temperatures Mooney-Scorch measurements could be done to give information on the pre-vulcanization of compounds.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Shore hardness

Hardness, Shore hardness, micro hardness, ball impression hardness

Our Service:

Measurement of IRHD - and Shore - hardness in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

stress relaxation

Stress relaxation

Our Service:

Investigation of the relaxation behavior of elastomers under tension or compression according ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Swelling

Swelling, Resistance (oil), Volume change, Weight change

Our Service:

Determination of the behavior of elastomers against contact-media. Measurement of the volume- and weight- swelling ratio according to ISO, DIN and ASTM. The detection of the changes in physical values is possible.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

T

Tear resistance

Graves, tear resistance

Our Service:

Determination of tear-strength in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. Possible geometries are trousers or Graves (with and without pre-cut).

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Temperature-conductivity

Temperature-conductivity

Our Service:

Measurement of temperature-conductivity under practical circumstances. With the knowledge of Cv it is possible to calculate the heat-conductity-coefficient.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Tension set

Tension set

Our Service:

Determination of the tension set of elastomers in dependence of temperature, time and tension. This measuement is in accordance to ISO, DIN and ASTM.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Tensile strength

Tensile strength, elongation at break, moduli, Mooney-Rivlin-Constant

Our Service:

Performance of tensile-stress-strain measurements for the determination of tensile strength, elongation at break (ultimate elongation) and moduli at various elongations.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Thermal ageing

Ageing, Hot air ageing, Thermal ageing

Our Service:

  • Thermal ageing in hot air ovens in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. For Arrhenius live-time preditions the ageing could be performed in dependence of time and temperature.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

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Viscometry

High pressure capillary viscometry, viscosity, flow exponent, shear rate, shear stress, shear thinning

Our Service:

Determination of rubber viscosity (compound, polymer) in dependence of shear-rate and temperature. Detection of flow-exponent and yield stress. The measurement of wall-slip and stick-slip effects is possible. The correction of the viscosity according Rabinowitch and Bagley is made. The in-line correction of the turbulent flow inlet pressure reduction is possible via a special capillar.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Viscosity (capillary viscometry)

High pressure capillary viscometry, viscosity, flow exponent, shear rate, shear stress, shear thinning

Our Service:

Determination of rubber viscosity (compound, polymer) in dependence of shear-rate and temperature. Detection of flow-exponent and yield stress. The measurement of wall-slip and stick-slip effects is possible. The correction of the viscosity according Rabinowitch and Bagley is made. The in-line correction of the turbulent flow inlet pressure reduction is possible via a special capillar.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Volume change

Swelling, Resistance (oil), Volume change, Weight change

Our Service:

Determination of the behavior of elastomers against contact-media. Measurement of the volume- and weight- swelling ratio according to ISO, DIN and ASTM. The detection of the changes in physical values is possible.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Vulcanization speed

Curemeter, cure speed, vulcanization speed, rheometer, kinetic (vulcanization)

Our Service:

Detection of the "vulcanization speed" (conversion) in dependence of temperature with rotor-less rheometers (curemeter). This test is performed in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM. Determination of conversion-speed, reversion and scorch.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

W

Wear behaviour

Abrasion (DIN, ISO), Wear behaviour

Our Service:

  • Determination of the abrasion loss of elastomers in accordance with ISO and DIN (apperatus: Hauser).

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

Weight change (resistance)

Swelling, Resistance (oil), Volume change, Weight change

Our Service:

Determination of the behavior of elastomers against contact-media. Measurement of the volume- and weight- swelling ratio according to ISO, DIN and ASTM. The detection of the changes in physical values is possible.

Contact partner: Dr. Harald Geisler, Head of department Materials Development and Testing

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