FOOD CONTACT AND RELATED MATERIALS - FAILURE DIAGNOSIS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Many of the characterisation techniques used in the analysis of polymeric materials can be used in the examination of materials that have failed or which have not functioned in the manner expected. The strength of the consultancy is in the specialised application of these techniques to quickly understand what has gone wrong.
Working with specialist laboratories, Sidwell Consulting and Analytical Services offers assistance with evaluating the cause of most types of failures involving plastics, rubber and related materials.
Common types of failures handled by the Consultancy are associated with;
Selection of incorrect or non-specified materials
Processing and Printing problems
Premature degradation from inadequate stabilisation
Bloom on the surface of rubber
Environmental stress cracking
Inadequate adhesion due to migratory substances
For help with Material Failures, please either e-mail or use the Contact Us form