Materials technology is at the heart of TRP. At or Hereford site we have a purpose-built technical centre include a laboratory, development mixing plant and test facilities. We offer a full range of services for the development, testing and analysis of elastomer based materials.
TGA analysis uses a polymer sample heated, through a range of temperatures. As the heating progresses, different components of the elastomer ‘burn off’ reducing the weight of the sample.A pattern emerges which corresponds with the components of the formulation. This is a valuable tool in analysing existing materials.
Using environmental chambers to test the properties of materials at or above there operating temperature provides data which mimic the actual application. The data can then used in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modelling to create accurate simulations of component designs.
FTIR involves passing an infra-red light through or impacting on a sample of polymer. The light gives up some of its energy, causing molecular structures in the sample to distorte. The resultant light is then compared with a reference light stream and the result is represented as a characteristic plot of peaks.
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