Within every industry there are mechanical properties that are particular to its products. Each product has properties that are either expected or undesirable and it is the job of a Materials Tester to objectively measure these properties to ensure your products meet their physical requirements and consumer expectations. Whether it’s in new product development or as part of quality control procedures, major manufacturers routinely apply materials testing techniques to carry out a wide range of measurements. Materials testing can measure a specific or range of characteristics or properties relating to the way a material behaves, breaks, ruptures, bends, etc. Tests can be performed to analyse raw materials or excipients, semi-finished goods, packaging and finished products – the application of materials testing could be at any stage of manufacture. Whether you are testing to see the result of substitution of a material/component or the adjustment of formulation or processing variables on end product acceptability. This could be to measure, for example, flow properties of creams and pastes, the compressibility/tensile strength of packaging, the break or bend of a product or the tackiness of adhesives.
Discover the typical materials testing solutions that have been developed for products in each industry below: