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Physical and chemical properties of materials and coatings - testing in extreme conditions

 

VTT Expert Services Ltd provides comprehensive test selection for environmental exposure and artificial ageing tests for polymers, coatings and composites. These can be combined with mechanical testing and analysis.

Artificial Ageing and Environmental exposure

The effects of environmental parameters can be tested in the programmable climate chambers.

Studies and analysis

VTT Expert Services Ltd provides surface studies and analysis for identification of materials and evaluation of degradations after environmental exposure.​

Our testing services

  • Water absorption 
  • Abrasive resistance 
  • Erosion 
  • Cyclic ageing tests 
  • Low temperature 
  • High temperature 
  • Humidity, water spray, condensate 
  • Chemical resistance 
  • UV- and Xenon Arc radiation 
  • Salt spray, -mist, gases 
  • Impact 
  • Scratch 
  • Mechanical tests in extreme temperatures -150°C…1000°C: static-, dynamic loading, vibration and fatigue 

Our services

  • Heat Distortion Temperature (HDT) measurements 
  • The glass transition temperature with Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) 
  • Chemical composition of the polymer can be determined with Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) 
  • Surface studies with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) 
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) is used for analysing the chemical element composition 
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) 
  • Determination on heat expansion coefficients and moisture absorption characteristics 
  • Non-destructive ultrasonic inspection 
  • Surface profile measurements 
  • Gloss and colour measurements 

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CUSTOMER SERVICE
Emailinfo@vtt.fi
Tel.+358 20 722 7070
Fax+358 20 722 7001

Opening hours 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00, GMT +2 time zone
Closed 24-28 July, 2017

 

 

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Tel. exchange +358 20 722 111
Opening hours Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:30,
GMT +2 time zone
Fax +358 20 722 7001

CUSTOMER SERVICE

info@vtt.fi
Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Fax +358 20 722 7001
Opening hours 9:00 - 11:00 and
12:00 - 15:00,
GMT +2 time zone
(Closed 24-28 July, 2017)

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