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Metals • Plastics • Rubbers • Polymers • Ceramics • Composites
Metals • Plastics • Rubbers • Polymers • Ceramics • Composites
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Polymers & Composites

Materials

Extensive materials experience includes:

  • Thermoplastic polymers
    • Hydrocarbon polymers
      • Polyethylene (PE)
        • HDPE
        • LDPE
      • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Atactic
        • Isotactic
      • Polybutadiene
        • Syndiotatctic
        • Isotactic
      • Polystyrene (PS)
        • Atactic
        • Isotactic
    • Nonhydrocarbon carbon-chain polymers
      • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
      • Polyvinyl fluoride PVF)
      • Polytetrafuoroethylene (PTFE)
      • Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
      • Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
      • Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)
      • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)
    • Heterochain thermoplastics
      • Polyethylene oxide (PEO)
      • Polyoxymethylene (acetal) POM
      • Polyamide (PA)
        • Nylon 6
        • Nylon 6/6
      • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
      • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
      • Polycarbonate (PC)
    • High temperature thermoplastics
      • Polyether ether ketone (PEEK)
      • Polyphenylene sulphide (PPS)
      • Polyamide-imide (PAI)
      • Polyether suphone (PES)
      • Polyether-imide (PEI)
      • Polysulphone (PSU)
      • Polyimide (thermoplastic) (PI)
  • Thermoset polymers
    • Phenolics
      • Filled
    • Epoxies
      • Unreinforced
      • Filled
    • Aminos
      • Urea-formaldehyde (UF)
      • Melamine-formaldehyde (melamine) (MF)
    • Polyurethane (PUR)
      • Unfilled
      • Filled
    • Polyesters
    • Vinyl esters
    • Polyimdes
    • Silicones
    • Urethanes
  • Elastomers/rubbers
    • Natural rubber
    • Styrene-butadiene rubber
    • Acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber
    • Butyl rubber
    • Polychloroprene
    • Polyisoprene
    • Polysulphide polymer
    • Silicone
    • Polyurethane
  • Polymer blends
    • Thermoplastic/thermoplastic
    • Thermoset/thermoplastic
  • Composites
    • Short fibre thermoplastics
      • Glass fibre
      • Cellulose fibre
      • Carbon fibre
    • Continuous fibre thermoplastics
      • Glass fibre
      • Carbon fibre
    • Short fibre thermosets
      • Glass fibre
      • Cellulose fibre
      • Carbon fibre
      • Aramid fibre
      • Ceramic fibres and whiskers
    • Continuous fibre thermosets
      • Glass fibre
      • Cellulose fibre
      • Carbon fibre
      • Aramid fibre
    • Honeycomb materials
    • Ceramics matrix composites
  • Highly filled polymers
    • Friction materials
    • Bearings
    • Gaskets
  • Fillers
    • Inorganic
    • Organic
    • Reinforcing
    • Plasticisers
    • Lubricants
    • Impact modifiers
    • Stabilizers
    • Low cost fillers
    • Flame retardants
  • Fibres
    • Glass fibre
    • Cellulose fibre
    • Carbon fibre
    • Aramid fibre
    • Ceramic fibres and whiskers
Processes

Comprehensive process knowledge includes:

  • Compression moulding
  • Laminating
  • Injection moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Extrusion
  • Pultrusion
Applications

Application experience includes:

  • Automotive
    • brakes
    • clutches
    • body panels
    • motorsport
  • Industrial
    • bearings
    • cable
  • Aerospace
    • structures
    • fittings
  • Railway
    • brakes
  • Domestic products
    • electrical
  • Sports and leisure
    • tennis rackets
    • golf clubs
    • bicycle wheels and frames
    • fishing line
    • skate boards
  • Packaging
  • Medical
    • orthodontics
    • prosthetics
Failure Mechanisms

Typical studies include:

  • Additive dispersion and migration
  • Polymer structure
    • Blends and single phase
  • Polymer identification
  • Impurity identification
  • Filler identification
  • Mechanical failure investigation
  • Fibre/polymer bonding
  • Polymer wear and transfer films

Click on photos to enlarge

 Automotive friction material
 Automotive friction material
 Automotive friction material
 Etched polymer blend
 Fibre reinforced plastic line
 Fractured fibre reinforced plastic
 Reinforced rubber
 Reinforced rubber
Textile
Textile fibre bundle

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