Plastics testing and analysis
Knowing all the characteristics of a plastic you're working with and how it will react under various conditions is important for developing new materials or new products. Thorough testing and analysis can help determine how additives, weathering, or downgauging will affect the material or the final plastic part. If a failure occurs, a scientific approach to analyzing the failure can provide a way to prevent the problem in the future.
This article appears in the October 2011 issue of
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