Elastocon Accredited Testing Services

Elastocon perform testing and consultancy assignments in rubber and plastic. Our specialities are ageing tests, estimation of lifetime and testing of low temperature properties on rubber materials.

Accredited Testing Services

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We have been accredited for 15 testing methods, see info in box. It is SWEDAC, the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment, that performs the accreditation. SWEDAC’s website says the following about what it means:

”To be accredited, skills, procedures and methods are tested so that all quality requirements are met as a standard. Next, Swedac check regularly that the company continues to meet the requirements for their accreditation.
The purpose of accreditation is to ensure that certification, inspection and testing is done with high quality and safety for life, health and environment. Accreditation means that inspections are performed impartial, accurate and based on internationally recognized standards.”

Accelerated weathering and light stability tests of
products and materials

Elastocon offer accelerated weathering and light stability tests of products and materials on a smaller scale in our own laboratory.

This testing is done in two types of test equipment from Q-Lab:

• QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester with UV light and moisture.
• Q-SUN Xe-1 Xenon Arc Chamber which reproduces the damage caused by full-spectrum sunlight.

For customers within the Nordic countries, who requires testing of products and materials on a larger scale, we can also pass on requests to Q-Lab’s testing laboratory in Germany and outdoor exposure testing at Q-Lab’s desert and subtropical climate facilities in Arizona and Florida.

Material analysis

Elastocon have increased the number of test methods in our test lab with analysis of polymer materials.

TGA 4000 can be used for determination of the composition of vulcanizates and uncured compounds by thermogravimetry according to ISO 9924. The standard specifies a thermogravimetric method for determination of the total organic content, carbon black content and ash.

DSC 4000 is an instrument for differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). It can be used for determination of melt interval and phase transitions.

FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy). FTIR is a technique used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a solid, liquid or gas. A FTIR spectrometer simultaneously collects high-spectralresolution data over a wide spectral range. The method is ideal for qualitative analysis of polymeric raw materials and finished products.

TCi is a thermal conductivity meter from C-Therm. It can measure thermal conductivity and effusivity on all types of materials, such as solids, liquids, powders and pastes.

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