• Thermal analysis, e.g. low-temperature embrittlement and glass transition, softening temperature, temperature stability and thermal elasticity
  • Trace analysis for impurities (e.g. heavy metals)
  • Assessment of degree of curing, curing and setting behaviour, residual monomer and solvent contents
  • Mixing ratios in multi-component systems and resin-hardener systems
  • Determination of molecular weight and cross-linking degree
  • Acid value, degree of saturation/double-bond, ester and OH numbers
  • Viscosity number in accordance with EN ISO 307 and DIN 53728-3
  • Determination of heavy metals in accordance with EN 71-3
  • HPLC, HPLC-MS, TD/HS-GC-FID/MS, IC: identification and quantification of extractable ingredients, degradation and reaction products
  • UV-VIS spectroscopy
  • FTIR spectroscopy and FTIR microscopy for material characterisation and material identification
  • SEM/EDX: surface topography, direct characterisation of deposits, elemental spectra
  • TOC
  • RFA, AAS, ICP-MS/OES: metals in liquids or solids
  • Topographical analysis and photo documentation by means of high-resolution optical microscopy
  • Chemiluminescence for determining oxidation activity
  • Determination of halogens by means of IC
  • Determination of VOCs in accordance with DIN EN ISO 16000
  • Determination of water content in accordance with ÖNORM EN ISO 15512
  • Surface cleaning tests (e.g. with water and with a cleaner containing surfactants)
  • Determination of moisture content (EN ISO 3344) and glass fibre content (EN ISO 3451)
  • Determination of abrasion resistance in accordance with DIN EN ISO 5470-2

Our test methods

• Wet chemistry methods
• Physical and chemical measuring procedures (density, refractive index, ...)
• FTIR spectroscopy and FTIR microscopy
• UV/VIS spectroscopy and photometry
• Thin-layer chromatography (TLC)
• Gas chromatography (GC/MS, GC/FID, GC/TCD, thermal desorption, pyrolysis GC, headspace GC)
• Liquid chromatography (HPLC)
• Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, TMA, DMTA)
• Viscosity tests (of solutions and melts)
• Ion chromatography (IC)
• Atomic absorption spectrometry (graphite tube and flame AAS)
• X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis
• Optical and scanning-electron microscopy (incl. EDX analysis)
• Migration measuring cells