Joint deformation in Laboratory

You wish to carry out a deformation of your joints?

What is a seal?

A gasket is a ring-shaped part installed between two interdependent devices to provide a seal. 

Generally made of polymers, the gasket is a material with elastic properties that allow it to withstand several deformation actions before breaking. 

Particularly essential in the field of plumbing, gaskets are also used in other fields such as the automotive industry.

Why deform a joint?

The deformation of a joint is a method allowing, with the help of various chemical analysis, to determine the nature and the quantity of raw material present in the joint.

Moreover, it allows to better know the studied joint, to better understand the structural problems of this one but also to characterize its quality.

Thus, the deformation of a joint allows to improve its performance, to better target a supplier or to understand the origin of a failure.

FILAB supports you in the chemical deformation of your seals

This approach of polymer deformation and more particularly of joints allows to answer various needs such as

our services

  • Analyze and determine the composition of an unknown mixture

  • Compare the composition of several products (double-sourcing or multi-sourcing)

  • Understanding Accelerated Yellowing of a Seal

  • Check compliance with a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or a technical data sheet

  • Analyze and identify a pollution or an impurity

our resources

  • FTIR to determine the composition of the elastomer

  • GCMS and Py-GCMS to quantify additives, residual monomers, Bisphenol A, phthalates...

  •  SEM/EDX to characterize a particle or a deposit

  •   DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) to measure melting and degradation temperatures, crystallinity rate...

  •  ICP to identify mineral fillers (Talc, silica fiber,...)

  • TGA and TGA/FTIR

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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