Polymer Testing

Rtec Instruments provides several standard and customized tests solutions to evaluate polymer and polymeric coatings across many applications.

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Solutions We Offer for Polymer Industry

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Scratch Adhesion, Resistance, Hardness

Using polymers is common in many consumer and industrial areas. They have several advantages, such as low density, chemical resistance and easy production. However, polymers have lower wear and scratch resistance. Therefore, One must monitor these properties carefully.

Study scratch adhesion, hardness, scratch resistance, and wear of polymer coatings or materials at nano, micro and macro scale. In-line integrated 3D profilometer provides 3D stitched images to comprehensively and conclusively characterize the failures.

scratch data images
Polymer surface data using Rtec 3d optical microscope

Friction and Wear

The understanding of friction of polymers is of increasing importance because of the various new applications across several industries, such as healthcare, automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods.

Perform tribology, friction, and wear studies of coatings, materials and finished components under a wide test load range, motion, and various controlled environmental conditions.

Fretting Wear Test

The central role of polymers in the development of functional materials is fueled by advanced production of well-defined and optimized polymers. To study degradation due to fretting, wear, and corrosion, Rtec Instruments provides unequaled specifications for fretting tester. Our fretting testers provide controlled strokes from 5 microns to several mm, up to 500 Hz frequency, and during a variety of controlled environmental conditions.

srv test using fretting drive
Polymer coating data using rtec 3d optical microscope

3D Imaging

See It In Action

Watch as we demonstrate how our instruments can fulfill all of your applications.

Universal tribometer MFT-5000 by Rtec Instruments

Need Versatility

Take a closer look at the Multi Function Tribometer.

Fretting tester from Rtec instruments model FFT-1

Need Fretting?

Check out our FFT Fretting Testers Series

3D scratch adhesion tester from rtec instruments

Need Scratch Testing?

Learn more about our 3D Scratch Tester, the UST-2.

Universal profilometer from Rtec Instruments

Need 3D Microscopy?

Check out the AJ-1000 product page.

Want to learn more?

Get in touch, and request a demo.