Design & Development & Testing of Polymers

Polymers can be produced in unlimited variations and offer unlimited opportunities

Design & Development & Testing of Polymers

We have experienced engineers with different backgrounds working on the design, development and testing of polymers. This makes it possible for us to look at our customers challenges from different directions and be able to determine the shortest path to success. The subject of polymers is so exhaustingly wide and complicated that experience in each niche area and specialists are essential for being able to help a client effectively. Some of our customers face challenges that can be better understood and handled from a chemical engineering perspective, while other challenges are better understood and taken care of by looking at them from a materials engineering or physics point of view. Whatever your needs are, we are ready to help you.

We use advanced software and simulation tools when designing and analyzing polymers, such as:

  • BIOVIA Materials Studio's Polymer and Simulation Modeling Software

  • MedeA

  • POLYUMOD AND MCALIBRATION

  • ASPEN PLUS

Some material analysis techniques available to us which we use on polymers are:

  • Conventional Chemical Analysis Techniques (such as chemical resistance tests, wet tests, titrations, flammability)

  • Analytical Tests (such as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR),   ICP-OES, XRF and SEM-EDAX, Chromatography-GPC/SEC, HT- GPC, GC, GC-MS, GC/GC-MS HPLC, LC-MS, Gas Chromatography (GC), NMR, UV-VIS Spectroscopy)

  • Thermal Analysis Techniques (such as TGA & TMA & DSC & DMTA, HDT  and Vicat Softening Points)

  • Physical and Mechanical Analysis Techniques (such as density, hardness, tensile, flexural, compression, impact, tear, shear, damping, creep, abration, scratch resistance, adhesion testing, diffusion testing, Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and more ….)

  • Testing of Electronic Properties (such as Dielectric Constant/Dissipation Factor, Dielectric Strength, Volume Resistivity, Surface Resistivity)

  • Viscosity and Rheology (Dilute Solution Viscometry (DSV), Melt Flow Rate/Index, capillary rheometry, rotational rheology)

  • Environmental Cycling Tests & Accelerated Weathering / Aging & Thermal Shock

  • Microscopy (optical, SEM/EDX, TEM)

  • Imaging and Optical Tests (MRI, CT, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)….)

  • Barrier and Permeation Properties

  • Evaluation of Aesthetics (color testing, color difference testing & comparison, gloss & haze testing, yellowing index….etc.)

  • Testing of Polymer Surfaces (such as contact angle, surface energy, surface roughness, AFM, XPS….etc.)

  • Testing of Thin and Thick Polymer Films and Coatings

  • Development of Custom Tests for Polymers and Polymer Products

 

Services offered include:

  • Polymer Material and Product R&D projects

  • Product Registration

  • Regulatory Services and Testing (in vivo & in vitro polymer degradations, aggregates detection, residual monomer and solvent, etc.)

  • QA/QC of Manufacturing (Dilute Solution Viscometry, Molecular Weight, Polydispersity Index, etc.)

  • Polymer Product Processing Development Support

  • Rapid Prototyping

  • Process Scale-up / Commercialization Support

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Technical Support

  • Reverse Engineering

  • Polymer Thin & Thick & Multilayer Film Coatings Process Development & Optimization

  • Research and Development on Plasma Polymers

  • Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites Development and Testing

  • Development and Testing of Polymer Fibers & Aramid Fibers (Kevlar, NOMEX)

  • Research & Development & Testing on Prepregs

  • NIST-traceable Certificates of Analysis

  • Lot Release Testing (Batch to Batch Variations, Stability, Shelf-Life)

  • ASTM & Testing as per ISO Guidance Documents and Protocols

  • Polymer and Plastic Identification Testing

  • Molecular Weight (MW) of Polymers

  • Additives Analysis for Polymers and Plastics

  • Plastics and Polymers Volatile Organic Compounds Testing

  • Phthalates Analysis

  • Contamination Analysis

  • FTIR Spectroscopy Analysis of Polymers and Plastics

  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) for Polymers and Composites

  • Gel Permeation and Size Exclusion Chromatography

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopic Analysis of Polymers

  • Polymer Stabilization and Degradation

  • Barrier and Permeation Properties of Polymers, Plastics, Thin and Thick Film & Coatings, Membranes (H2, CH4, O2, N2, Ar, CO2 and H2O Transmission Rate

  • Polymer Microscopy

  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support

 

Some major plastics and rubber processing technologies we are experienced in are:

  • Injection molding

  • Compression molding

  • Thermoset molding

  • Thermoforming

  • Vacuum forming

  • Extrusion & tubing

  • Transfer molding

  • Rotational molding

  • Blow molding

  • Pultrusion

  • Compounding

  • Free film and sheeting, blown film

  • Welding of polymers (ultrasonic…etc)

  • Machining of Polymers

  • Secondary operations on polymers (metallization, chrome plating, surface cleaning and treatment….etc.)

 

Industries we have been serving include:

  • Arospace

  • Biotechnology

  • Biomedical

  • Oil and Gas

  • Renewable energy

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Bioremediation

  • Environmental

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Agricultural

  • Wastewater Treatment

  • Plastics and Resins (packaging, toys, household products)

  • Sports and Recreation Products

  • Chemicals

  • Petrochemical

  • Coatings and Adhesives

  • Cosmetics

  • Electronics

  • Optics

  • Transportation

  • Textiles

  • Construction

  • Machine Building

 

 

When you contact us we will carefully examine your issues and project, and determine what skill sets are needed. Accordingly, we will assign the project to a team consisting of the right members such as polymer material scientists, moulding engineers, process engineers, engineering physicists or else to help you with your R&D, design, development, testing, analysis and reverse engineering needs. We process large quantities of polymer raw materials to produce plastic and rubber components using techniques such as plastic injection molding, thermoforming, plastic extrusion and coextrusion every year. This experience in processing polymers to manufacture custom parts and coatings has given us an extensive experience in this field. To find out about our manufacturing capabilities for products made of polymers please visit our manufacturing site http://www.agstech.net

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Physical Address: 6565 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA

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