How do you choose the right plastic to use in your application? Do you know what polymer properties will make or break your product?
The EWI polymers group has deep expertise in thermoplastics, thermosets (adhesives and rubbers), carbon-based materials, and polymer-based composites. We work in every stage of the product design cycle, including innovation, material selection, design, testing, aging, joining, and failure analysis with solutions implementation. By applying fundamental knowledge of polymer strengths and weaknesses, we enable our clients to choose the right material for their products.
Polymer properties considered include – but are not limited to – physical, mechanical, thermal, chemical, time dependent, degradation and processing. EWI’s solid experience in mitigating the risk of overlooking or misunderstanding polymer properties during product design leads to more robust products introduced into the marketplace.
Examples of EWI R&D in the areas of polymer characterization, qualification, and evaluation include:
- Advanced Joining Process for Thermoplastic Composites
- Effects of Non-visible Surface Contamination on the Quality of Ultrasonic Welds
- Effects of Pressurized Hydrogen on Polymer Elastomers
- Method for Cross-sectional Analysis of Polymer Welds
- Joining of Plastics and Metals in Small Components
- Joining Dissimilar Polymers with Hot Plate and IR Welding
Engineering with Integrity
Whether we’re evaluating a new material, defining the fatigue performance capabilities of welded parts, or identifying the cause of an unexpected failure, our team enables your team to design the required materials and testing specifications ensure successful performance, structural integrity, quality, and safety. We provide the assurance you – and your customers – need for your products.
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