Polymer Testing

A difficulty faced by designers involved in polymer projects is access to relevant performance data on possible material contenders.

Experience has shown that the usual test components (plaques/test pieces) from polymer suppliers to demonstrate various properties are of limited value. To overcome this problem a specific test moulding has been developed (the torture mould). Access to this can be arranged through the Materials Information Service and Jan Czerski, and evaluations of various polymer contenders can be arranged. Pictured below -- a test moulding.

the torture mould