Test methodsIt is difficult to keep an up to date list of all of the methods we apply. Therefore we present a list of the available methods, but if you don’t find your method of choice, please contact one of our employees, and we will provide more detailed information.
Accredited testing procedures
|The current scope of accreditation can be found under "Lists of accredited conformity assessment bodies" (https://akkreditierung-austria.gv.at/).
|Determination of flexural properties
|Fibre-reinforced plastic composites - Determination of flexural properties
|Fibre-reinforced plastic composites - Determination of apparent interlaminar shear strength by short-beam method
|Determination of Charpy impact properties
|Determination of Izod impact strength
|Determination of tensile properties (moulding and extrusion plastics)
|Determination of tensile properties (isotropic and anisotropic fibre-reinforced plastic composites)
|Plastics - Determination of tensile properties - Part 5: Test conditions for unidirectional fibre-reinforced plastic composites
|Fibre-reinforced plastic composites - Determination of the in-plane shear stress/shear strain response, including the in-plane shear modulus and strength, by the plus or minus 45 degree tension test method
|Plastics - Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) - Determination of glass transition temperature
|Plastics - Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) - Determination of temperature and enthalpy of melting and crystallization
|Plastics - Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) - Determination of oxidation induction time (OIT)
|Plastics - Thermogravimetry (TG) of polymers - Part 1: General principles
|Plastics - Determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and melt volume-flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics - Part 1: Standard method
|Determination of temperature of deflection under load
|Determination of Vicat softening temperature (VST)
|Plastics - Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics - Part 1: Immersion method, liquid pyknometer method and titration method
|Aerospace series – Carbon fibre laminates – Determination of the fibre, resin and void contents
|Textile-glass-reinforced plastics - Prepregs, moulding compounds and laminates - Determination of the textile-glass and mineral-filler content - Calcination methods
|Plastics - Determination of ash - Part 1: General methods
Tensile, bending and compression tests are applied for mechanical characterisation. We specialize in testing of composite materials. Furthermore, we can test samples to determine their fatigue behaviour or hardness.
Other testing methods comprise measuring water uptake as well as moisture content of compounds and plastics as well as natural fibres, the density of materials or sieve analysis of fillers.
Besides the accredited tests of thermal properties we complement the analysis by determining ash content, measuring dielectric or dynamic-mechanical-thermal properties.
Our rheological tests range from rotational and high pressure capillary test to measure pvT-curves under realistic boundary conditions in our process dilatometer.
In addition, we perform weathering of materials, test flammability, perform colour and gloss measurements of materials’ surfaces and can provide optical micrographs from polished samples and thin sections.
If you did not find the test method of your choice, please contact us for further information.