Smithers Rapra provides you with instant access to a world-class R&D team specialising in plastics, rubbers and composites.
30% of all polymerical material produced per year is used in the Construction and Civil sector.
Product Development Support and Testing
We provide product development support and testing for a wide range of construction products, components and materials:
- Structural composites
- Silicone sealants,
- Window seals
- Prefabrication materials
Independent technical investigation and root cause identification
Support for supplier disputes
Provision of technical reports
Expert witness and court testimony
Remedial or corrective recommendations to minimise the risk of further failure
Guidance on accelerated ageing
Risk Assessments; specification, installation and operational stresses likely to influence performance
Develop and validate material specifications to optimise product durability in services
Concept to market advice and testing
Material selection and compound development
Prototype and test sample manufacture and preparation
Chemical, physical and environmental testing
Bespoke testing programmes
Recommended design improvements, time and cost savings
End of Live and Environmental impact
Product testing to standards and codes of practice
Performance testing on products in various conditions
Quality testing to ISO, ASTM, UL, and custom testing programmes
Full Service Expert Support
Our expertise extends from initial planning to end of life, with a focus on achieving high performance across all aspects of polymer use.
If there are any failure, durability, performance or quality issues, our failure daiagnosis and technical investigations service will help you identify a solution. Our team will also be able to recommend remedial actions.
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Standards and Accreditation
Our laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited, and work to a wide range of global standards.
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