Characterization of Elastomers

We at Fraunhofer LBF have a large array of physical and chemical test methods for the characterization of elastomers, which are useful for product development and life service time prediction. For the development of parts, tailored test procedures or life service time tests can be combined with defined aging procedures and vibration resistance examinations. Many of these methods are applicable for the characterization of dielectric elastomers.

Range of Services:

Tensile testing

Dynamic mechanical analysis

Compression set

Stress relaxation

Lowfield NMR

Swelling examinations

Chemical analysis of extracts