Laboratory

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood" -

Maria Skłodowska-Curie

New Era Materials company owns one of the best equipped reaserch facilities. We use high-class laboratory instruments to perform wide range of analysis according to international standards. Our experts can help you to get to know your product better by evaluation its physiochemical and mechanical properties. If you want to learn more about our laboratory and expertise knowledge, please scroll down and explore our offer.

Laboratory Facilities

Our Capacities

Laboratory has the capability to perform
thermal analisys with the following equipment:

Equipment

TGA

Thermogravimetric Analyzer with
FTIR TG 209 F1 Libra, Netzsch

DSC

Differential Scanning Calorimeter
DSC 204 F1 Phoenix, Netzsch

DMA

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
DMA 242 E/1/G Artemis, Netzsch

HDT/Vicat

HDT & Vicat Tester
CEAST HV6M, Instron

Application

  • + Thermal stability of materials under loads
  • + Thermal degradation of materials
  • + Glass transition and melting point of polymers
  • + Mechanical and viscoelastic properties of materials
  • + Heat distortion temperature
  • + Vicat softening point
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Our Capacities

Laboratory has the capability to perform
rheological analysis according to the following equipment:

Equipment

RHEOLOGY 1

Rheometer MultiDrive
MCR 502 TwinDrive, Anton-Paar

RHEOLOGY 2

Rotational Shear Rheometer
Discovery HR-1, TA Instruments

VISCOSITY

Viscometer CAP 2000+, Brookfield

Application

  • + Viscosity as a function of shear stress or shear rate or temperature
  • + Storage and loss modulus, G’ and G”
  • + Glass transition and melting point of polymers
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Our Capacities

Laboratory has the capability to perform
mechanical analisys with the following equipment:

Equipment

Tensile Strength

Quasi-static Testing Machine
Instron 5985, 250 kN

Fatigue Resistance

Fatigue Testing Machine
Instron 8802, 100 kN

Impact Strength

Charpy Impact Testing Machine
Instron CEAST 9050

Adhesion

Universal Testing Machine
Shimadzu AGS-X

Application

  • + Tensile, bending and shear properties
  • + Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness GIC
  • + Floating roller peel resistance of adhesives
  • + Climbing drum peel test of adhesives
  • + Charpy impact properties
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Our Capacities

Laboratory has the capability to perform
flammability analisys with the following equipment:

Equipment

LOI

Oxygen Index Chamber
OI, FTT

Smoke Density

Smoke Density Chamber with FITR
SDC NBC, FTT

UL-94

UL-94 Flame Chamber
UL-94, FTT

Application

  • + Relative flammability of plastics and composite materials
  • + Specific optical density of smoke generated by materials
  • + Fire hazard testing by horizontal and vertical burner tests
  • + Burning behavior by oxygen index
  • + FTIR toxicity measurement
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Equipment

Environmental simulation

Climate Chamber WKL 100/70, Weiss

Weathering simulation

Xenon Test Chamber Q-Sun Xe-3HS, Q-Lab

Application

  • + Long-term performance of the materials
  • + Resistance to environmental conditions: temperature and humidity
  • + Resistance to weathering condition: sunlight and rain
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Equipment

FTIR

FTIR Spectrometer
Nicolet iS10, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Epoxide equivalent

Titrator AT1000, Hach

Moisture content

Karl-Fischer Titrator KF1000, Hach

Sieve analysis

Sieve Shaker, 100 µm - 500 µm
Analysette 3 PRO, Fritsch

Application

  • + Chemical identification
  • + Epoxide equivalent
  • + Moisture content by Karl Fischer
  • + Quantitative particle size analysis
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Our Capacities

Laboratory has the capability to perform
measurements according to the following international standards:

Standard

Description

ASTM D 440

Standard practice for Rheological Measurement of Polymer Melts Using Dynamic Mechanical Procedures

ASTM D1781 - 98(2012)

Standard Test Method for Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives

ASTM D3167 - 10(2017)


Standard Test Method for Floating Roller Peel Resistance of Adhesives

ISO 11357-1:2016

Plastics -
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -
Part 1: General principles

ISO 11357-2:2014

Plastics -
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -
Part 2: Determination of glass transition temperature

ISO 11357-3:2013

Plastics -
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) -
Part 3: Determination of temperature and enthalpy of melting and crystallization

ISO 11358-1:2014

Plastics -
Thermogravimetry (TG) of Polymers -
Part 1: General Principles

ISO 14125:2001

Fiber-reinforced plastic composites -
Determination of bedning propertis

ISO 15024:2001

Fibre-reinforced plastic composites -
Determination of mode I interlaminar fracture toughness, GIC, for unidirectionally reinforced materials

ISO 16474-1:2014

Paints and varnishes
Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -
Part 1: General guidance

ISO 16474-2:2014

Paints and varnishes
Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -
Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps

ISO 16474-3:2014

Paints and varnishes
Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -
Part 3: Fluorescent UV lamps

ISO 178:2006

Plastics –
Determination of flexular properties

ISO 179-1:2004

Plastics –
Determination of Charpy impact properties-
Part 1: Non-instrumented impact test

ISO 3001:1999

Plastics –
Epoxy compounds-
Determination of epoxy equivalent

ISO 306:2015

Plastics –
Thermoplastic materials -
Determination of Vicat Softening Temperature (VST)

ISO 3219

Plastics –
Polymer/resins in the liquid state or as emulsions or dispersions -
Determination of viscosity using a rotational viscosimeter with defined shear rate

ISO 4589-2:2017

Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index -
Part 2: Ambient-temperature test

ISO 489-1:2016

Plastics
Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -
Part 1: General guidance

ISO 489-2:2016

Plastics
Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -
Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps

ISO 489-3:2016

Plastics
Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -
Part 3: Fluorescent UV lamps

ISO 527-1:2012

Plastics
Determination of tensile properties -
Part 1: General principles

ISO 527-2:2012

Plastics
Determination of tensile properties -
Part 2: Test conditions for moulding and extrusion plastics

ISO 527-3:1998

Plastics
Determination of tensile properties -
Part 3: Test conditions for films and sheets

ISO 527-4:2000

Plastics
Determination of tensile properties -
Part 4: Test conditions for isotropic and orthotropic fibre-reinforced plastic composites

ISO 527-5:2010

Plastics
Determination of tensile properties -
Part 5: Test conditions for unidirectional fibre-reinforced plastic composites

ISO 5659-2:2017

Plastics
Smoke generation -
Part 2: Determination of optical density by a single-chamber test

ISO 60695-11-10:2014

Fire hazard testing
Part 11-10: Test flames -
50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods

ISO 60695-11-20:2015

Fire hazard testing
Part 11-20: Test flames -
500 W flame test methods

ISO 6721-1:2006

Plastics
Determination of dynamic mechanical properties -
Part 1: General principles

ISO 6721-2:2008

Plastics
Determination of dynamic mechanical properties -
Part 2: Torsion-pendulum method

ISO 75-1:2005

Plastics
Determination of Temperature of Deflection Under Load -
Part 3: High-Strength Thermosetting Laminates

ISO 75-1:2013

Plastics
Determination of Temperature of Deflection Under Load -
Part 1: General Test Method