Polymer Life Prediction Testing

Smithers Rapra offers specialist expertise in polymer life prediction testing. We can advise on appropriate test methodology to suit your application.

The performance of most polymeric materials change significantly during the course of its service life. This change comes from factors such as environmental conditions, the application of physical forces and exposure to chemicals. Understanding the effect of these factors on any candidate grade of polymer will assist you to select the appropriate material for your design and so prevent premature product failure.

We specialise in simulating your product service conditions and provide an accelerated test programme to predict the life of the polymer. With the addition of controlled stress and strain, our experts determine polymer creep and fatigue so you can predict when the polymer performance is likely to cause a product failure. We can also work with you to develop a custom test method, should it be needed.

Our Polymer Life Prediction Testing capabilities include:

  • Creep
  • Creep Rupture
  • Chemical and Fluid Ageing
  • Environmental Stress Cracking
  • Fatigue
  • Hydrostatic Creep
  • Temperature Ageing
  • Weathering, UV Testing

We are always happy to talk to you about the suitability of particular tests, so please contact us if you have questions about the test itself or the support you need for your particular project or issue.