Kunststofftechnik Paderborn offers you a comprehensive range of different tests in the field of mechanical testing technology to assess material behavior under practical conditions. Depending on the issue at hand, the KTP can support you with the following test methods:

Component imaging using a computer tomograph

    Detection of voids, defects etc.
    Determination of fiber orientation in fiber-reinforced plastics
    Determination of porosity in foamed or additively manufactured components

Microscopic examinations (digital microscope)

    Transmitted and reflected light methods
    Polarized light
    Heatable sample table
    Particle size measurement
    image analysis
    Photo and video recordings
    Non-contact inspection of surface properties (laser microscope)

Color measurements (Minolta colorimeter)

    Measuring device for samples up to 20x30 mm

Gloss measurement, stress optics, refractive index determination
Reflectance and transmission curves (DIN EN ISO 13468)

    380-780 nm

Contact angle measurement (DIN 55660)
Fiber length distribution (with high-resolution scanner)

    incl. annealing residue

  • Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR via ATR)
  • Mass and volume melt flow index (MFR / MVR) (DIN EN ISO 1133)
  • Spiral flow test
  • Viscosity determination on a high-pressure capillary rheometer (DIN 53014)
  • Determination of solution viscosity (PET, PA, PBT, PC)
  • Viscosity determination for rubber compounds on the online extrusion rheometer
  • Recording a vulcameter curve / crosslinking isotherms for rubber compounds on the Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA, DIN EN ISO 6502)
  • Determination of dynamic parameters for rubber compounds (storage and loss modulus)
  • Determination of macromolecular damage (viscosity degradation) of polymers on a shear cup
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) (DIN EN ISO 11357)
    •     Heat conversion, crystallinity, crystallite melting range
    •     Glass transition temperature, oxidation stability, reaction kinetic data
    •     Specific heat
    •     enthalpy
  • Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) (ISO 11359)
    •     Change in length under dynamic or static load
    •     Dynamic or static tensile tests
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) (DIN EN ISO 11358)
    •     Weight changes and reaction kinetic data at constant or increasing temperature
  • Determination of thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of solids and melts (DIN EN ISO 22077)
  • Vicat softening temperature (DIN EN ISO 306)
  • HDT heat deflection temperature (DIN EN ISO 75)
  • Burning behavior
    •     DIN 75200, UL94 (V0, V1, V2, HB40, HB75, VTM0, VTM1, VTM2, 5VA, 5VB)
  • Residue on ignition (DIN EN ISO 3451)
  • Bending test (DIN EN ISO 178)
    •     Three-point and four-point loading with electrical force and deflection measurement, force-deflection diagram, incl. bending modulus up to 10kN (-80 - 250 °C)
  • Tensile test (DIN EN ISO 527)
    •     Force measuring range 0-1 kN, 0-5 kN, 0-10 kN, 0-50 kN, determination of modulus of elasticity, incl.: fine and coarse extension measuring device, electronic extension and force measurement, stress-strain diagram
    •     Nitrogen cooling of the temperature chamber from -80 °C to room temperature
    •     Heating of the temperature chamber from room temperature to +250 °C
    •     Long-term test with media application
  • Fatigue tests on an ElectroPuls E10000 dynamic testing system
  • Testing the adhesion of thermoplastic elastomers to substrates (VDI 2019)
  • Impact bending test (DIN EN ISO 179 and 180)
    •     0-5 J; 2.93 m Impact velocity
    •     0-50 J; 3.85 m impact velocity
  • Impact tensile test (DIN EN ISO 8256)
  • Abrasion test (DIN 53754)
  • Ball indentation hardness (ISO 2039)
  • Shore hardness (Shore A, Shore D, DIN ISO 7619)
  • Determination of granulate friction values
  • Density determination
    •     Buoyancy method (DIN EN ISO 1183)
    •     Determination of bulk density (DIN EN ISO 60)
    •     Density determination of plastic melts with high-pressure capillary rheometer (pvT)
  • Surface quality with different probes (DIN EN ISO 4287)
    •     Roughness, waviness, sink marks, grooves, elevations
  • Sieve and wet sieve analysis (DIN 53477)
  • Determination of particle size distribution using the QicPic analyzer
  • Moisture determination (CaH2 method)
  • Moisture determination (Karl Fischer titration)
  • Stress crack analysis (PC, PMMA, PS, ASA, ABS, SAN)
  • Determination of the particle size distribution of carbon black particles in rubber compounds using a dispersion tester